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Mother Also Sexually Assaulted in Horrific Double Murder

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LAS VEGAS -- An arrest report is revealing more details about the murder of a mother and her young daughter by a 22-year-old man. Police say evidence shows that Bryan Clay raped the woman and her 10-year-old. He is also accused of raping another woman earlier in the day.

Bryan Clay was arrested on Friday at his mother's home. According to the arrest report, Clay told police he drank some, "dark liquor," took some "Transformers" (Ecstasy or MDMA), smoked some "Sherm" (Sherman cigarettes dipped in PCP, and then fell asleep. Clay told police, he did not remember anything that happened on the night of Saturday, April 14.

The attack on the Martinez family was discovered on Monday, April 16 when a 9-year-old boy showed up at Hoggard Elementary School and told school officials that his mother and sister were dead. He also told them his father had two holes in his head, was acting strange and there was blood all over the home. 

Double Murder Suspect Arrested

Police detail in the arrest report that when they arrived at the Martinez home they could hear a young child crying and a man, later identified as Arturo Martinez, came out the front entrance of the home covered in blood. Doctors at University Medical Center later reported that Martinez has two large fractures to the back of his head and has been unable to communicate with medical staff or police investigators.

Police say they found 38-year-old Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez in one bedroom and 10-year-old Karla Martinez in another bedroom. Both had severe head injuries and testing later revealed both has been sexually assaulted.

Clay is also accused of chasing, beating and raping a 50-year-old woman hours before the home invasion. Police say that woman's phone was allegedly stolen by Clay after the sexual assault and that helped lead them to him. Police used DNA evidence to connect the crimes.

After Clay was confronted about the attack on the Martinez family, the arrest report states that Clay made several references to how the detectives should have killed him instead of arresting him.

Clay is facing the following charges in the two separate crimes: murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, sexual assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault with a minor under 14, kidnapping, child abuse and neglect, robbery, and burglary.





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