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The Draper man accused of stabbing two women, one fatally, at a Wyoming hotel told police he was there seeking sexual services, according to charging documents.
Bradley Ross Fairbourn, 18, was arrested early Thursday and charged with first-degree felony murder for the slaying of 29-year-old Naisha Rae Story, as well as first-degree attempted murder. He could face the death penalty if convicted.
Charging documents say Fairbourn was staying at a hotel in Rawlins, Wyo., on Wednesday night as he made his way back to Draper. When he couldn't sleep, Fairbourn told police that he solicited prostitution services online.
Fairbourn allegedly found an advertisement offering "full service" for $300 at a nearby hotel in Rock Springs, according to the documents. He arrived about 1 a.m. Thursday and went to the room the ad listed, charges state.
Two women were in the room Naisha Rae Story, from South Jordan, and a friend. The friend told police that Fairbourn forced his way in and attacked them. Story's friend ran to the hotel lobby and called 911 about 1:20 a.m. after Fairbourn stabbed her in the chest, documents state.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the friend, who is expected to recover, and found Story outside the room also covered in blood with multiple stab wounds. Story was transported to a local hospital, where she died from the injuries.
The room, documents state, showed "evidence that indicated a struggle had taken place" and the women's injuries "appeared to be defensive in nature."
After the confrontation with Fairbourn, Story's friend called her boyfriend for help, according to charging documents. On his way to the hotel where the two women were staying, the boyfriend drove past a man he said fit his girlfriend's description of their attacker. The boyfriend got out of the car and hit Fairbourn before alerting police, charges state.
Officers took Fairbourn to the hospital to get treatment for the minor injuries before booking him in jail. They later found a blade and sheath matching the weapon used in the attacks on the roof of a nearby building, according to the documents. Surveillance showed Fairbourn walking in the area before and after the incident.
In his initial appearance court on Friday, Fairbourn told Judge Craig Jones that he did not commit the crime. He is being held in Sweetwater County jail on $1 million bail and will have a June 30 preliminary hearing.