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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has released jail phone calls made between Charlie Malzahn, a suspected murderer, and a teacher later found murdered, Cathryn Gorospe. 

Gorospe went missing shortly after she drove to the Flagstaff jail to bail out Malzahn in early October. Her body was found in Mayer later that same month and her death was ruled a homicide.

[Related: Missing teacher’s roommate remembers Cathryn Gorospe]

The Flagstaff Police Department said Malzahn is the primary suspect in her murder, although the county attorney has not officially submitted charges for him.

The exchange between Gorospe and Malzahn in the recorded jail phone calls is heated from the very beginning.

“You want to get cussed up and down, Cathryn? Is that what you want? Is that what you need? You need me to cuss you out,” Malzahn said.

“Well you already did, pretty much,” Gorospe said.

The arguing continues throughout the call.

“I hate fighting with you over something so [expletive] stupid, you now,” Malzahn said. “I don’t like to fight with you in general but this is really stupid.”

“I thought that you and I were gonna do this together,” Gorospe said.

At the end of one of the phone calls Malzahn said, “I love you Cathryn. I’ll talk to you later.”

AZFAMILY’s Donna Rossi will have more on their conversations on 3TV at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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