Washington, DC Police Arrest Suspect in Lawyer's Murder

Body of David Messerschmitt found in a hotel room in February.

— -- Police in Washington, D.C., arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with the killing of a lawyer who was found stabbed to death inside a district hotel room.

Police charged Jamyra Gallmon, 21, with first-degree felony murder while armed in connection with the death of David Messerschmitt. His body was found inside a room at the Donovan Hotel on Feb. 10.

Messerschmitt, 30, had sent a text message to his wife the day before his body was discovered, saying he'd be home in an hour, said police. But when the newlywed didn't return to his home in Capitol Hill, his wife, Kim Vuong, filed a missing persons report.

Police didn't say what evidence led investigators to charge Gallmon but said they believe she was pictured in a surveillance video released by police.

The suspect is expected to make an appearance in court on Thursday.

Last week, Vuong asked for help finding her husband's alleged killer, saying she had lost her "husband and best friend."

"In one day, I lost the most important person in my life and the man I loved so much," she said.