Police have arrested a woman in the murder of a lawyer found dead in a room at the Donovan Hotel in February.
D.C. police arrested 21-year-old Jamyra Gallmon of Southeast at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. She is charged with first degree felony murder while armed.
David Messerschmitt was found stabbed to death inside a fourth floor room at the trendy D.C. hotel on February 10.
According to court documents, officers found blood on the floor, walls and the door of the room. A wallet was found next to Messerschmitt with various credit cards and identifying documents spread throughout the room.
The affidavit says credit cards, an HP computer, lubricant, condom, enema, cell phone, bedding, watch, towel, curtain and swabs were some of the evidence seized in the search. Fingerprints were also found in the room.
D.C. police released surveillance video and photographs of a person of interest seen coming into the hotel and walking up some stairs.
According to the court documents:
-- Motive was robbery
-- Woman on surveillance video identified by police as the defendant
-- Victim's cell phone was not found in the room
-- Victim posted ad on Craigslist, which defendant responded to
-- Victim's Craigslist ad sought responses from other men
-- Police say suspect used user name "chrissanchez0906" to communicate with victim
-- Defendant told police victim started fighting with her, she pulled a knife and began stabbing him
-- Defendant stated that she stole victim's SmartTrip card. Cash also taken.