FAIRBANKS — A false accusation of rape allegedly caused a Barrow man to beat his cousin to death in a Fairbanks hotel room Wednesday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Abraham S. Stine, 39, was charged Thursday with one count of second-degree murder for beating Wesley Lord, 37, to death at the Extended Stay Hotel on Old Airport Way. His girlfriend, Dominique Natalie Vasquez, 31, also of Barrow, was charged with one count of second-degree murder for her actions during the incident.
According to charging documents, Vasquez had been smoking methamphetamine and drinking alcohol with Lord and two other men — one of whom is her third-party custodian — earlier in the evening. Vasquez and Lord started having consensual sex after one of the men went to the bathroom to take a shower.
The other man was present in the room while the sex was taking place and told troopers that at no time did Vasquez tell Lord to stop.
Vasquez and Lord stopped having sex when the man got out of the shower, at which time Stine showed up outside the hotel window. Vasquez, who was not wearing pants, told the two men to tell Stine that Lord had raped her. Both men complied, according to statements they made to troopers.
Stine, who is a large man, crawled through the window and attacked Lord. According to one of the witnesses, Lord was a small man and did not fight back. The witness told troopers Stine punched Lord in the face for five to 10 minutes and would not stop when the witness told him he should. The witness said that at some point during the attack, Vasquez covered Lord's mouth with her hand and appeared to be choking him.
Stine asked Vasquez for a rag after the attack was over and tried to wipe the blood from the floor, according to the witness. Both men told troopers they left after the incident and took a cab to the Super 8 Motel.
Stine called troopers at 4:58 a.m. and told them Lord had raped his girlfriend, Vasquez, while she was passed out in the room. Stine told troopers Vasquez left the hotel in the company of her third-party custodian after the attack and that Lord was passed out in the room.
Troopers arrived and Stine led them to the hotel room. Troopers found Lord lying face down and naked on the floor. They began to handcuff him and noticed his hands were stiff and he was not breathing, according to charging documents. Medics were called and Lord was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lord showed obvious signs of injury to his head and appeared to have sustained blunt force trauma. There was a large pool of blood under his head, according to troopers.
The room was littered with empty soda and alcohol bottles and a bloody rag was found next to Lord's head.
Vasquez admitted placing her hand over Lord's mouth and told troopers she lied to Stine because she was afraid of what he would do if he found out she had cheated on him, according to charging documents.
Vasquez was charged with second-degree murder for trying to silence Lord during the beating and for "inciting Stine to beat (Lord) with the false allegation of rape," according to charging documents.
Stine was taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center and a pat down revealed he was in possession of a crack pipe.
Contact Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.