UPDATE: Andre Damiane Davids, 36, has been booked at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station for the murder of his boyfriend, Dr. Kurtland Ma. Davids is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Ma, 34, was found stabbed to death Saturday in his apartment at 939 Palm Ave.
Ma, an emergency medicine specialist who graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 2008, moved to West Hollywood recently from New York City. He is a native of Scottsdale, AZ. He posted an announcement of his relationship with Davis on Facebook in September last year.
Deputies were called to the apartment occupied by Ma and Davis at 4:56 p.m. Saturday when someone reported suspicious activity, according to Crystal Hernandez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau
“Upon their arrival, the deputies were informed that the individual who lived at the location may have killed his roommate and was thinking about killing himself. After no response in the apartment, the deputies forced entry and discovered the victim,” Hernandez said. Ma was on the kitchen floor with apparent stab wounds, she said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Deputies found Davids hiding in the bathroom. “The suspect appeared to have taken a large amount of pills and was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation prior to booking,” Hernandez said.
This article includes information contributed by City News Service.