Court document: Victim in luxury apartment complex stabbing opened door for suspected killer

Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- A woman stabbed to death in the gym of her Indianapolis luxury apartment complex opened the door for her suspected killer, new court documents show. 

According to a probable cause document released Monday morning, 25-year-old Cody Weir walked into the 9 on Canal apartment complex at around 2:45 a.m. Friday and knocked on the locked door of the gym where 23-year-old Carina Rodriguez was working out. Rodriguez let him into the room, and Weir said, "Thank you," he told police. 

Weir then got a drink of water from a nearby fountain "to calm myself down," then swung at her with a knife in his hand. He told police she fell down and told him to take her belongings, according to the court document. 

Weir also told police he still had a key fob for the building with his car keys, as he used to have a friend who lived there.

Weir was arrested Friday night in connection with the death of Rodriguez. He has been charged with murder.

Weir was charged with rape, burglary and criminal confinement in 2013, but was found not guilty on all charges.

Rodriguez was found at the 9 on Canal apartments on 9th Street just after 6:30 a.m. Friday. Police found her with "obvious signs of trauma." On Monday, the Marion County coroner ruled the cause of death as stabbing.

9 on Canal is a luxury apartment complex on the Indy canal that features amenities such as a coffee shop, a Crossfit gym and a Burgerhaus restaurant.