Las Vegas influencer Hind Bustami, 28, facing murder charge for ‘stabbing her mother to death’, two months after claiming police were arresting her for ‘being too good-looking’, as she was nicked for skipping out on Chili’s tab
Woman who claimed she was arrested for being too good-looking after she was cuffed for skipping out on Vegas Chili’s tab is accused in the murder of her mother
Police said Hend Bustami, 28, stabbed her 62-year-old mother to death at their Las Vegas home, sometime on Wednesday morning
Las Vegas police began searching for the part-time DJ and former cannabis brand ambassador after her mother’s body was discovered early Wednesday morning following a 911 call
She was detained hours later at 5am Thursday, in Barstow, California
She will be extradited back to Nevada on an open murder charge
Bustami made headlines in September after for trying to skip out on a tab at a Chili’s restaurant, and telling cops they were arresting her because of her looks
Authorities in Nevada launched a manhunt for a woman who weeks ago accused police of arresting her for being too ‘good looking,’ after she was flagged as the prime suspect in the murder of her own mother on Wednesday at their home in Las Vegas.
The suspect fled her home, but hours later she was taken into custody miles away, by California Highway Patrol.
Police said Hend Bustami, aka DJ Afrodyte, killed her 62-year-old mother sometime on Wednesday morning.
Bustami, 28, a graduate of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas who earned a degree in Hospitality Administration and Management, according to her LinkedIn account, who also She also DJs under the name Afrodyte, made headlines in August after she claimed police were arresting her for being too ‘good looking.’
She was arrested for misconduct at the Harry Reid Airport in Las Vegas on August 31, after trying to skip out on a tab at a Chili’s restaurant, and then claimed police were arresting her for her good looks. Bustami reportedly, was belligerently drunk, and police said as she was being detained she claimed ‘she was being harassed because cops [had] never seen anyone as pretty as her.’
Police began looking for Bustami after the body of her mother was discovered in a Las Vegas home early Wednesday morning.
Bustami was detained hours later at about 5am Thursday, in Barstow, California. The motive remains unclear.
Bustami’s mother was discovered inside a house on June Flower Drive just after 2:30am Wednesday morning, suffering from ‘multiple deep lacerations.’
Las Vegas Metro Police Lieutenant Dave Valenta said police responded after a report of a a female caller who told the 911 operator that her mother is dead: ‘At approximately 2:30 in the morning, a 911 dispatcher received a phone call from a frantic female stating that her mother was dead,’ Valenta said. ‘Then the line was disconnected.’
Police said they were on the scene at a residence located in the 10100 block of June Flower Lane after dispatch received a call saying that someone was injured.
Arriving officers located an unresponsive adult female inside of the residence suffering from multiple lacerations. Medical personnel responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
The investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates the victim was involved in a verbal dispute with her daughter, later identified as 28-year-old Bustami.
Hours later, California Highway Patrol located and detain Bustami near Barstow.
Police said Bustami will be extradited back to Clark County, Nevada and could be charged with open murder, meaning the degree of her charge has yet to be determined.
Bustami a hospitality professional and former brand ambassador for a cannabis company was arrested at Harry Reid International Airport and booked with misconduct on August 31.
LVMPD said they received a report that Bustami walked out on a tab at the Chili’s restaurant inside the airport, and officers later found the woman ‘belligerent’ after stalling operations near a security checkpoint.
As the officers took her into custody, they said Bustami threatened to spit on them as she called them ‘perverts’ and claimed they were ‘trying to rape her because they never seen anyone as good-looking.’
She was due to appear in court today for battery charges related to the airport food bill scam.
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