Woman charged with fatally stabbing lawyer in upscale DC hotel

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

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.

The Washington Post quoted a family friend as saying that Messerschmitt was at work at his firm's office on Feb. 9 and left about 5:30 p.m. According to the report, police said he texted his wife a couple of hours later to say he'd be home in an hour or so.

Messerschmitt was found dead in a room at the Donovan Hotel on Feb. 10.

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