The authorities’ interview with Antoine Bynum, then a young man accused of killing his girlfriend, Remmi Goyens, is featured in Investigation Discovery’s ‘Signs Of A Psychopath: I Was a Star.’ Viewers will be able to see how Antoine explains why he killed Remmi and the circumstances surrounding her cruel and gruesome murder as the show progresses.
So, if you’re curious about what transpired on that fateful December night in 2011, we’ve got you covered.
What Caused Remmi Goyens’ Death?
Remmi Goyens was residing in an Orlando condominium with Antoine Bynum, their young daughter, and her brother at the time of the incident. She met Antoine while attending the now-defunct Wymore Technical School in Eatonville, Florida.
For the previous 15 years, they had been in an on-again, off-again romance. Antoine wanted to marry her in 2012, according to one of his buddies.
Remmi’s brother discovered his 30-year-old sister dead in the residence sometime before 8 a.m. on December 20, 2011. He couldn’t get inside the flat all night, according to the episode, but the door was open in the morning.
In the living room, there was obvious evidence of a battle, with Remmi suffering from multiple stab wounds. Aside from it, her throat was sliced, and she was hit in the head with a blunt object.
Who Killed Remmi Goyens and Why?
Antoine Bynum had been detained at a neighbourhood gas station and transferred to an Ocoee, Florida hospital by that time. At the time, he had multiple scratch marks and other bruises on his body. Antoine became the leading suspect after the police learnt of Remmi’s murder.
He didn’t take long to start chatting, though. Antoine informed the cops right away that he killed his girlfriend and his daughter’s mother while she was watching TV in their flat.
According to the show, Remmi expressed her desire for things to improve with Antoine in the days leading up to the murder. Antoine accused her of playing mind games via texts between the two of them, believing she alternated between loving him and wanting to leave him.
He informed the authorities that Remmi confronted him on the night of the murder about wanting to be treated better by him, which prompted the savage attack. She cried for help, Antoine said, and he begged him to stop, but he couldn’t.
Antoine claimed that he could hear voices in his head. He claimed Remmi and her brother were the ones who implanted the voices in his head, and he believed they were attempting to deceive him.
Later, Antoine was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar illness, and had seizures, according to a friend, Charlie Marcone. He had previously been confined to the local psychiatric ward and had problems recognising family members.
Antoine also had a tumultuous history that included run-ins with the law. He’d been arrested for DUI, drug possession, and driving with a suspended or revoked licence, and he’d served nearly three years in prison for a convenience store robbery.
His mother insisted that he didn’t loot the business, that he was on medication, and that he had delusions while in prison. After killing Remmi that night, Antoine admitted to having sex with her body, according to the show.
What Happened to Antoine Bynum and Where Is He Now?
In a newspaper interview in 2011, Antoine Bynum, then 32 years old, confessed to the murder. “I suppose so,” he answered when asked if he killed Remmi. I apologise if I offended you. It was a huge blunder. There was no one available to assist me at the time.”
Antoine was subsequently convicted guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in August 2016. Antoine is still detained at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Bradford County, according to records.