PUBLISHED: 09:24 EST, 1 May 2012 | UPDATED: 09:27 EST, 1 May 2012
Murder charge: Cristal Richardson is accused of castrating and stabbing a man to death
A 28-year-old woman is accused of cutting off a man’s penis before slitting his throat and stabbing him to death in a motel room on Saturday night.
Cristal Paulette Richardson, from Dallas, faces a murder charge in the gruesome death of Cedric Lamont Owens, 34.
He was found dead in a room at a Motel 6 in the Fair Park area of Dallas at around 5.20pm.
According to reports, Richardson booked the room a day earlier and checked in alone.
About 4pm on Saturday, a security guard told police that he heard a man and woman ‘in a loud verbal and physical disturbance’ in the third-floor room, according to The Dallas Morning News.
When the guard reached the third floor, he saw Richardson walking down the hall naked and covered in blood.
After police were called, they were let into the room by the hotel manager and found Owens with ‘multiple stab wounds to his upper body, his throat was cut and there was traumatic amputation of the penis and scrotum’, according to medical documents.
Scene: The man’s body was found in a room at Motel 6, Dallas, after the security guard heard a disturbance and saw Cristal walk down the hall naked and bloody
Richardson was taken to hospital to be treated for minor wounds on her hands before being arrested and charged with murder.
A search warrant of the room later found a large bloody folding knife. Police are still unsure as to what the motive may have been.
Both Richardson and Owens have criminal records, including felony convictions, according to the Morning News.
Richardson’s record includes convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft, marijuana possession and drunken driving.
Owens’ record includes convictions for drug possession, family violence assault and evading arrest.