TWO men have been arrested after the death of spring break traveler Christine Englehardt in Miami.
Evoire Collier and Dorian Taylor, both from North Carolina, were accused of drugging, raping and then stealing from Christine Englehardt, 24, who died at a hotel after they left her.
Who is Evoire Collier?
Evoire Collier, 21, was reportedly captured on surveillance video with Dorian Taylor, 24, entering the Albion Hotel on Thursday with Christine Englehardt, 24.
A half-hour later, the two men were seen leaving without the woman, according to NBC Miami.
The spring breaker has now been arrested and appeared at a bond hearing Monday.
During the bond hearing, Collier's sister pleaded with the judge saying he has never been in trouble before.
"I’m severely bewildered by these charges and accusations against him, but I can attest for his character and I can attest for the responsibility of him standing trial for whatever charges," his sister said.
"If you please let my brother come home and let our family handle the situation appropriately, we will do whatever is necessary that Miami-Dade County asks of us."
A Miami Beach detective testified during a Monday bond hearing that Collier said he believed a green pill given to Christine Englehardt was the pain reliever Percocet.
Who is Dorian Taylor?
Dorian Taylor, 24, is the second man arrested in connection with the death of Christine Englehardt.
Also from North Carolina, Taylor has been arrested alongside Collier and charged with sexual battery, burglary with battery, theft, and credit card fraud.
If investigators believe that a drug the men supplied to her contributed to her death, Taylor could possibly face manslaughter or murder charges alongside Collier.
During Monday’s bond hearing, Miami Beach Detective Luis Alsina testified that Englehardt was staggering so much that Taylor had to prop her up as they entered the hotel.
“The defendant was holding her from behind, holding her by the neck so she could stand,” Alsina said.
What happened to Christine Englehardt?
Evoire Collier, 21 and Dorian Taylor, 24, have been charged in connection with Englehardt's death in Miami Beach.
Her father revealed to NBC Miami that Englehardt traveled alone to Florida.
The two men, both from North Carolina, were accused of drugging, raping and then stealing from Englehardt – who died at a hotel after they left her.
Collier and Taylor were reportedly captured in surveillance video entering the Albion Hotel on Thursday with Englehardt.
A half-hour later, the two men were seen leaving without the woman, according to NBC Miami. They were arrested over the weekend.
Englehardt, who was visiting from Pennsylvania, was found dead in her hotel room on Thursday.
During a Monday bond hearing, a prosecutor said that Englehardt was so intoxicated while she was at the hotel that she could not give consent to either of the accused men.
Judge Mindy Glazer said in court: “The victim couldn’t even pick up the phone to call the police or 9-1-1 after they did what they did to her."
One of the defendants reportedly admitted to giving the woman a "green pill" with the characters "a30" on it, but it's not clear at this time what the pill was or if she died from overdosing on it.
The woman's cause of death is pending along with a toxicology report.
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