LOS ANGELES (CBS/KCAL) Dr. Munir Uwaydah, a physician who had employed Kelly Soo Park, the woman charged with killing aspiring model Juliana Redding, has been deemed a "subject of interest" in the murder, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Park is accused of beating and strangling Redding, whose body was found in March 2008, after Redding's mother alerted authorities when she was unable to contact her daughter.
The allegations against Uwaydah came at a hearing for Park. Prosecutors also claimed Park, 44, was a flight risk, and her bail was increased from $1 million to $3.5 million, according to the Times.
According to the Times, the prosecutor said in the hearing that Uwaydah is the one thing that links Park to Redding, as Uwaydah briefly dated Redding and previously employed Park.
According to prosecutors, Park received $250,000 three weeks prior to Redding's death, and her family received another payment of $113,400 just days before Park's arrest, reported CBS affiliate KCAL.
A defense attorney for Park countered to the Times that Park was Uwaydah's personal real estate broker, and so the large cash payments were not out of the ordinary.
Redding moved to Santa Monica to pursue a modeling and acting career. In 2005, she had a small role in movie and was spotlighted in a photo layout in Maxim magazine, where she won of the publication's "Hometown Hottie" contest.
Authorities asked anyone with more information to call Santa Monica police Lt. Mike Beautz at 310- 458-8488.
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