A Daytime Emmy winner who stabbed his tenant during an argument over whether he would someday win five Oscars has been sentenced to 13 years in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Andre Salamán Bautista, a.k.a. Andre Bauth, was found guilty of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Feb. 2.
Bautista, who won a Daytime Emmy for his producing work on the online soap opera “The Bay,” was accused of stabbing his tenant, identified in the media as Clayton Haymes, after the two argued about Bautista’s Oscar-winning potential.
According to the district attorney’s office, Bautista got into an argument with the tenant at a Studio City, California, boarding house Bautista operated. The Sept. 8, 2015 argument began when the tenant laughed at Bautista’s assertion that he would someday win five Academy Awards.
“According to witness testimony, in a rage, Bautista stormed out of the bedroom in which he and the victim were arguing, retrieved a knife from the kitchen, and pursued the victim into another bedroom where he stabbed his tenant in the chest, piercing a lung,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Bautista fled the country but eventually surrendered to authorities in Mexico City.
Court testimony indicated that Bautista had previously written and starred in an independent movie about a landlord who operated a boarding house and murdered his tenants.