DENVER (CBS4) – A man has been charged with murdering a woman in her Five Points apartment in a random attack.

Crtistina Weir, 28, was found dead on July 31.

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Police say Esstefan Hamlin stabbed her to death and then stole her car.

Weir was found face down in the hallway of her apartment.

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A neighbor said there had been an issue recently with transients breaking into the small apartment complex’s laundry room. A neighbor would eventually identify the suspect as the same man seen in the laundry room the night Weir died.

Court documents say 24-year-old Esstefan Hamlin was seen driving around Denver and Aurora in Weir’s car between July 31 and August 1. Detectives began following Hamlin and eventually arrested him.

Esstefan Hamlin (credit: Denver Police Department)

His own mother called police when she noticed him in a car she had never seen before.

Hamlim is charged by the District Attorney with burglary, murder, trespassing, and theft.



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