|Gregory Lucas George (mug shot OPD)|
Authorities believe Hyten, who suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck, was killed around 3 a.m.
|Adrianna Hyten (facebook)|
According to the probable cause statement, Hyten and George, worked together at Steak N Shake, had a personal and sexual relationship and lived together. They had recently broken up and George was upset that she had begun a new relationship with another man.
Court records say that in the early morning hours of October 10th George began texting Hyten in an attempt to get back together with her, but she wasn't interested and threatened to call the police if he continued to harass her.
The delay in the filing of charges was because prosecutors were waiting on lab analysis to come back from the state crime lab. Blood samples that were found in a car and DNA evidence led to the filing of first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges against George.
Authorities arrested George, who is a registered sex offender (he pleaded guilty to attempted child molestation in August of 2008 for a crime in 2005 when he was eighteen and the victim was thirteen,) the day of Hyten's murder and he has been held on a probation violation since then.
Online court records do not indicate if George has been formally arraigned on the murder charge.