A 19-year-old escort is accused of killing a client who refused to pay her, Palm Beach County authorities said.
Andrea Avila, of Lake Worth, is facing a murder charge following her arrest Wednesday in the death of Brandon Day, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. Avila remained behind bars Friday without bond, and it was unknown whether she has an attorney.
The sheriff's office said Day, 22, called an escort service and arranged to meet Alvira back on Jan. 15 but when they met, he told her he didn't have a condom or money and needed to go home and get them, WPTV reported.
The two were later seen on a surveillance video walking together near a lake. A short time later, a security guard saw Alvira chasing a man and called 911, an arrest affidavit said.
Another witness called 911 after seeing Alvira on top of the man's chest and holding him down, the affidavit said. The witness told Alvira to get off him before she broke his neck, the affidavit said.
Alvira said she wouldn't let him go because he robbed and raped her, the affidavit said. When deputies arrived, they found Alvira sitting on the grass next to Day, who was taken to the hospital where he died the next day, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, Alvira told deputies Day had taken her cellphone, gold chain and purse and ran away. She said she chased him then hit him in the head with her boot, the affidavit said.
She said she put her hands and knees into his throat and pressed down to hold him until help could arrive, but said she let go after she felt his body go limp the affidavit said.
But an investigation revealed there was no robbery or rape, but rather Alvira performed a sex act with Day, who tried to run away without paying her, the affidavit said.