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Cristal Richardson Accused Of Murdering And Castrating Cedric Owens In Dallas

Posted: 05/ 1/2012 7:26 pm Updated: 05/ 2/2012 1:40 pm

A Dallas woman is accused of stabbing a man to death and castrating him in a motel room on Saturday, KWTX reported.

A motel employee heard an early morning ruckus on the third floor and called police. Before cops arrived, Cristal Paulette Richardson, 28, allegedly burst naked from the room and was covered in blood, according to the Dallas Morning News

Police found Cedric Lamont Owen, 34, inside the room. His chest had been stabbed repeatedly, his throat was slit and his genitals were severed, according to police sources cited in media reports.

Doctors treated Richardson for cuts to her hands and fingers, CBS reported.

A knife was allegedly found in the room after cops obtained a search warrant.

Richardson has multiple previous arrests, according to the county jail's website. Her rap sheet includes driving under the influence, marijuana possession and child abuse.

Owens was no stranger to trouble with the law either. He had convictions for drug possession and domestic violence, according to the Dallas Morning News.

A judge set Richardson's bond at $200,000. Police have not identified a motive in the alleged murder.

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