FAIRBANKS — A woman charged for her role in a man's death at a Fairbanks hotel has reached a plea deal with the state.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that 34-year-old Dominique Natalie Vasquez has pleaded guilty to a reduced count of criminally negligent homicide in connection with the January 2015 death of 37-year-old Wesley Lord. Vasquez's initial charges of murder, manslaughter and assault have been dropped.
Court documents say Vasquez had been smoking methamphetamine and drinking alcohol at a hotel with Lord and two other men. Lord and Vasquez had finished having consensual sex when Vasquez's boyfriend, Abraham Stine, showed up.
The documents say Vasquez claimed Lord raped her and Stine began beating Lord. The two other men told authorities Vasquez covered Lord's mouth with her hand and appeared to choke him.