Woman accused of severing man’s penis in fatal stabbing at Dallas motel
Cristal Paulette Richardson (right) 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 8500 block of East R.L. Thornton Freeway about 5:20 p.m., police said.
Motel video surveillance showed Richardson one day earlier renting the room alone. About 4 on Saturday, a security guard said he heard man and woman “in a loud verbal and physical disturbance” in the third-floor room, police said.
The guard continued on to the first-floor lobby before returning to the third floor a short time later. That’s when he saw Richardson come out of the room, according to police.
She was ‘”naked and had blood all over herself,” the documents said.
The security guard called for police officers, who were let into the room by a hotel manager. They found Owens lying dead in the room.
A field agent with the Dallas County medical examiner’s office examined the man’s body and found that he had “multiple stab wounds to his upper body, his throat was cut and there was traumatic amputation of the penis and scrotum,” the documents said.
Richardson was treated at Parkland Memorial Hospital for hand injuries. Police saw “offensive cuts” on her hands and finger.
Homicide detectives who later entered the motel room with a search warrant found a large bloody folding knife, police said. A motive in the case is unclear.
Both Richardson and Owens have criminal records, including felony convictions.
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.
Richardson was being held Monday at the Dallas County Jail, where her bail was set at $200,000.