STUDIO CITY—On Monday, September 21, Emmy-winning producer Andre Bauth pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident in question occurred on September 8, when Bauth fled his home after stabbing his tenant Clayton Haymes. The 23-year-old actor claimed that Bauth stabbed him in the chest, hitting a lung, with a kitchen knife after he and some friends made a harmless joke about the amount of Oscars that Bauth had claimed to be winning in the future.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Bauth on September 10. On September 17, Bauth turned himself in at the U.S. Embassy located in Mexico City. After his surrender he was brought back to Los Angeles.
During his arraignment on Monday, Bauth maintained his innocence and pleaded not guilty to the charges that have been set against him. Bail for Bauth has been set for $550,000 and a hearing is set for Thursday, September 24. If Bauth is found guilty of attemped murder and assault with a deadly weapon, he could face up to 13 years in a state prison.
Bauth, 36, whose real name is Andre Salaman Bautista, won his only Emmy for producing the online soap opera “The Bay.” The show is based in Bay City and follows the daily life of Sara Garrett and those who come and go in Sara’s life. The show first debuted in 2010.
Bauth and Haymes knew each other from working on the film “El Landlord,” which Haymes had a role in and Bauth produced. The movie is about a landlord who tortures and murders his tenants. The case is still under investigation by the authorities.