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​Woman charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel

WASHINGTON - Police in Washington have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel.

Officers said in a news release that Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with first-degree felony murder while armed in the death of 30-year-old David Messerschmitt.

Messerschmitt was found dead in a room at the Donovan Hotel on Feb. 10. His wife reported him missing the day before.

The Washington Post reports that a search warrant affidavit said police called the Donovan Hotel to see if Messerschmitt was a guest there. It was unclear why police called the hotel, or what Messerschmitt was doing there.

Police released a surveillance video of a person of interest seen on the hotel stairs and in the lobby on Feb. 9.

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