Thursday, June 20 2013 12:48 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:48:52 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. Investigators said two vehicles collided with a female victim dying on scene.More>>
North Las Vegas Police are investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of West Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:30:30 GMT
HENDERSON, Nev. -- The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime. Diane Hietbrink, 58, was found dead in her home at 302 Nebraska Street on Sept.More>>
The killing of a woman in 1996 has police asking the public for help in solving the cold case crime.More>>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:01:12 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reportedMore>>
Las Vegas as of this month ranks eighth among the nation's largest metropolitan areas in the number of foreclosed residences that have been vacated by their owners, RealtyTrac.com reported Wednesday evening.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:25 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:25:44 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses. Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February on several charges,More>>
A U.S. District Judge has sentenced a Henderson man to 15 years in federal prison for multiple child pornography offenses.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:06:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Obesity is an epidemic that's plagued our nation for decades. The American Medical Association now labels obesity a disease. There are 78 million obese adults and 12 million obese children. ElectedMore>>
Elected officials are trying to combat the obesity crisis in Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council passed a resolution that increases access to healthy food options in under served areas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:52:04 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets. The police academy graduated its last class in Jan. 2012. The money for the additional officersMore>>
Metro Police are reopening their academy so they can put 50 new police officers on the streets.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:43:29 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas. After almost 36 years, the head of Metro's crime lab is retiring.More>>
Old-fashioned police work, combined with cutting-edge scientific methods, is solving crimes every day across Las Vegas.More>>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:26:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers. Eminent domain is usually meant to take over buildings inMore>>
The city of North Las Vegas is desperate to fix its vast foreclosure problems and is considering using its eminent domain powers.More>>
(May 21) -- Is a Las Vegas woman responsible for the death of her diabetic daughter? The District Attorney says "yes". But some in the Valley's diabetic community say the case isn't as cut and dry as it may appear.
There's a concern that the Metro investigation, which led to the murder charge was based on a simplistic view of diabetes -- a view that insulin is a "wonder" drug which "always" keeps the disease in check. While one Valley mom faces neglect and murder charges, another mom questions how neglect is defined.
Cheryl Botzet surrendered at the Clark County Detention Center; one day after being charged with the murder of her 11-year-old daughter Ariel.
Herb Sachs, Botzet's attorney, said, "She takes the blood test four times a day and gives the child insulin when she needs it. What more can you do than that?"
Botzet's attorney denies his client neglected her daughter. In a Metro report, Botzet told investigators Ariel hid her blood testing equipment and had before her February death, refused to take insulin her shots.
This is common according to Jackie Singer. "You end up with serious rebellion. Children who refuse to take insulin." Singer counsels diabetic kids, including her 15-year-old daughter Molly. She rejects the idea that an insulin shot instantly remedies a diabetic episode, such as the one that killed Ariel Botzet." For anyone to blatantly say across the board that this is an easily controllable disease is outrageous," Singer added.
Dean Collins, with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, said, "People still think insulin is the cure for juvenile diabetes, which is of course so far from the truth." Keeping that in mind, Collins says it's the only lifeline diabetics have.
D.A. David Roger says Cheryl Botzet didn't pay attention to that lifeline. By the time she did, it was too late.
Jackie Singer remembers a time years ago when a doctor misdiagnosed her diabetic daughter and administered a medicine that shot her blood sugar level through the roof. "Was it negligence on his part? Was it negligent on my part?"
And if Ariel Botzet was resisting testing and treatment, is she to blame for her own death? Or is her mother to blame?
Botzet's attorney Herb Sachs says for his client to be charged with murder, the D.A. has to prove pre-meditation -- that she planned the death. He doesn't believe prosecutors can do that. Sachs believes the evidence shows she took care of her daughter the best she could. That it was the progressive nature of diabetes, which claimed Ariel Botzet's life.
Brian Allen, ReporterIs Cheryl Botzet's Murder Charge Fair?More>>