Woman used dead man’s severed thumb to steal from bank account, police say

A lady implicated of utilizing the severed thumb of her “sugar daddy” to take cash from his savings account and spend for Uber trips, cannabis and alcohol deals with a charge of first-degree murder in the male’s killing, according to court records.

Authorities discovered Fasil Teklemariam, 53, in his home on Peabody Street NW in Washington’s Brightwood area on April 5 with numerous terrible injuries and a missing out on right thumb, charging files state. A medical professional who carried out Teklemariam’s autopsy identified he had actually suffered numerous blunt-force fractures to his head, numerous lacerations and a stab injury. The physician identified that Teklemariam had actually been eliminated 2 to 5 days before authorities discovered him which his thumb had actually been severed soon before or after his death.

Authorities are examining a minimum of 4 suspects who were seen on monitoring video footage going into Teklemariam’s home and bring products out of it in the days before authorities discovered him dead, according to charging files. Tiffany Taylor Gray, 22, was detained in Prince George’s County previously this month on a warrant for first-degree murder while equipped; she will be extradited to Washington, according to D.C. authorities. A lawyer was not noted for Gray in online court records.

Authorities have actually likewise charged Audrey Denise Miller, 19, with first-degree murder while equipped in connection with the killing. Monitoring video reveals Miller with Teklemariam before his death, the charging files state. Miller has actually been bought held without bond ahead of her trial, and is arranged for another court look later on this month. 2 guys who were seen going into Teklemariam’s home are likewise under authorities examination in connection with the murder, according to charging files.

A confidential witness informed authorities that Gray and Teklemariam understood each other and described him as Gray’s “sugar daddy,” court records state. The witness informed authorities that the group of individuals associated with the attack had actually cut off Teklemariam’s thumb and stated they had actually observed Gray utilizing Teklemariam’s severed thumb to take cash from his account.

While monitoring video footage referenced in court records positions the suspects around Teklemariam’s home in the days surrounding the killing, the records do not include more details about the supposed attack itself. The last time Teklemariam was seen alive on monitoring video footage was on the night of April 1, according to court records. He is seen in video footage going to satisfy Miller outside his home and after that returning inside with her, the records state. He left about 20 minutes later on and returned soon after with 3 cans of soda, according to court records. After that point, according to authorities, video footage reveals the suspects leaving his home. Cellular phone information reveals that Teklemariam’s phone left the location of his home late that night, according to the charging files.

When authorities submitted charges versus Miller last month, investigators still had not situated Teklemariam’s thumb, mobile phone, tablet or any other electronic gadgets, the files state.

Source: The Washington Post.

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