Christy Bautista Death – A Virginia lady was fatally stabbed more than 20 times by a guy who allegedly broke into her hotel room in Washington, D.C., according to police and court filings. According to her relatives, Harrisonburg, Virginia resident Christy Bautista, 31, was in the District for a concert. According to court filings and police reports, she was severely attacked less than an hour after checking into the Ivy City Hotel on New York Avenue NE.
According to court records, the suspect, 43-year-old George Sydnor Jr., was discovered inside the hotel room with blood on his hands and clothes. On the day of the assault, Sydnor was arrested by police and charged with first-degree murder. He entered a not-guilty plea in court on Monday, and the judge ordered that he be jailed without bond.
What happened to Christy Bautista?
The court records, which were made public on Monday, clarified the course of the horrible incident. According to court records, Bautista arrived to the hotel around 5:55 p.m. and parked in front of door 116. According to court records, Sydnor was captured on security camera footage at around 6:45 p.m. riding a red bike to the hotel parking lot before listening at room 116’s door. According to court filings, Sydnor entered the hotel room a short while later after which surveillance cameras recorded what may have been a scuffle.
A witness claimed to have seen a distraught female call for help and open the hotel room door before a man pushed her back inside. The eyewitness dialed 911. In the court records, they weren’t given names. “Help!” was heard Bautista shouting. Help! ” before a door slammed shut, according to court filings, in security footage.
D.C. Around ten minutes later, police officers knocked on the door. According to court documents, after a little period of stillness, a man declared everything was alright. At around seven o’clock in the evening, cops got hold of the hotel’s master key and entered the room after spotting a man’s bloodied hand through the partially closed blinds, according to the court papers. With stab wounds, Bautista was on the ground. A cigarette was being lit by Sydnor, according to court papers.
When D.C. approached Bautista, he was still. Fire and EMS showed up. According to court records, she was declared dead at the scene at 7:11 p.m. A huge kitchen knife with the blade split in half was discovered close to a jacket Sydnor had been spotted wearing on one of the motel beds. According to court records, the blade’s fractured portion was discovered in a jacket pocket.
Sydnor was taken to a hospital by the police for treatment of hand lacerations. He was afterward brought by authorities to be questioned and processed. Officers in the interview room noticed blood on his shoes, vest, and jeans. According to court filings, the clothes were taken by the police as evidence. A total of 30 sharp force injuries, predominantly to Bautista’s back, were discovered by the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office. The court papers state that her death was determined to be a homicide.
Suspect Criminal Record
According to court records, he had already been detained numerous times, most recently in October for an armed robbery. In December, a court in D.C. refused him release, stating that Sydnor’s criminal past showed he would be a danger to the community. But, less than two weeks later, a separate court ordered Sydnor’s release from custody. Eight days later, he did not show up for a court appearance. He is wanted in Maryland for further offenses, and an extradition hearing is scheduled for next month.
Sydnor was wanted for questioning in connection with two arrest warrants at the time of the assault for allegedly skipping court dates in connection with charges of attempted robbery in D.C. and theft in Prince George’s County. On May 8, Sydnor is expected back in court. Sydnor’s counsel challenged the allegations in court on Monday, pointing out that the initial 911 caller had mentioned the possibility of two attacks. The judge agreed with the government, which claimed that there was probable cause when Sydnor was discovered in the victim’s room covered in blood.
Christy Bautista’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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