89 30 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - For the first time, we have photos inside room 132 of the Oxon Hill, Md. Red Roof Inn where Relisha Rudd suspect Kahlil Tatum is accused of murdering his wife.

The photos show what appears to be an ordinary motel room that has turned center stage in a gruesome saga.

According to the arrest warrant for Kahlil Tatum, he murdered his wife, Andrea Tatum there.

Photos obtained from an online funeral fundraising site http://www.gofundme.com and a separate memorial page, www.forevermissed.com, are the only photos of the victim we have. Family haven't returned our calls.

At gofundme.com, a description states "Andrea Tatum, a loving mom and grandmother, was killed by her husband on 3/20/14.

Documents with Tatum's arrest warrant state, inside room 132, she was "lying face down on the bed with an apparent gunshot wound to her head."

Autoplay
Show Thumbnails
Show Captions

The day WUSA9 was at the Oxon Hill motel, room 132 was the only room with the curtains open and the room appeared clean, but unmade. The mattress was stripped bare, the safe was closed shut, and a wadded up towel on a nearby table.

The motel refused to rent out the room.

According to court documents, Tatum and his wife checked into room 132 the Red Roof about 10:00 on the evening of March 19th. The document says "there were three other witnesses." Tatum, his wife, and the three others "are all captured on numerous video cameras," the court papers say.

The police affidavit says "over an our later, all three witnesses leave in a vehicle." Police say they identified those witnesses who reported after they left, the victim, "Andrea Tatum and the Defendant, Kahlil Tatum are the only people left in the room."

The documents say at about 5:40 in the morning on March 20th, "one of the witnesses returned," and when Tatum answered the door to room 132, the witness told police "that he observed the decedent lying on the bed in the same manner police eventually found her deceased."

The unidentified witness told police Tatum "refused to allow him to enter the room," and reported "eventually dropping him off at the Southern Avenue Metro station.

PHOTOS: http://www.wusa9.com/picture-gallery/news/investigations/russ-ptacek/2014/04/08/room-132-where-suspect-in-relisha-rudd-case-suspected-of-killing-wife/7478721/

89 30 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1gJ4xMb