Emmy-Winning Producer Convicted Of Trying To Kill Roommate Who Laughed At His Oscar Dreams
Emmy-winning producer Andre Bautista was convicted Thursday of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, reports the L.A. Times.
What sparked him off? Apparently, the victim (who was Bautista's roommate at the time of the incident) had laughed at him when the actor/producer said he had hopes of winning five Oscars in the future. The roommate, who identified himself as 23-year-old Clayton Haymes, told CBS 2 that "when he said ‘five Oscars,’ we all kind of laughed a little bit, and he got really upset.” Bautista proceeded to grab a kitchen knife and stab his roommate in the chest, said authorities. He then fled their Hollywood Hills apartment.
Bautista, 38, also goes by the name Andre Bauth. In 2015, he won a daytime Emmy as a producer for the online series The Bay. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22, and faces up to a maximum of 13 years in a state prison.
According to KTLA, court records show that Bautista had once written and acted in an indie flick in which a landlord kills his tenants.