Monday, April 7 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-07 19:54:51 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A man is dead following a shooting in the Northeast part of the city. Metro Police say they got a call just after 8:30 on Saturday. It happened in the 6900 block of Appleton, near Carey andMore>>
The Clark County Coroner's officer has identified the man shot to death Saturday night as 25-year-old Eric Rodriguez Ruis.More>>
Wednesday, March 26 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-03-26 23:03:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for two men accused of beating a man unconscious and robbing him. Surveillance pictures show the suspects. Officers say the two men were last seen near Las VegasMore>>
Metro Police are looking for two men accused of beating a man unconscious and robbing him.More>>
Friday, March 21 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 23:33:45 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A former gang member of the 311 Boyz will go to prison after being convicted in a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend. Steve Gazlay, 29, was convicted of several charges includingMore>>
A former gang member of the 311 Boyz will go to prison after being convicted in a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend.More>>
Thursday, March 13 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:55:08 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Mandalay Bay Resort plans to pay a half-million-dollar fine amid accusations that employees at an upscale Las Vegas Strip lounge provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers. AMore>>
The Mandalay Bay Resort plans to pay a half-million-dollar fine amid accusations that employees at an upscale Las Vegas Strip lounge provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers.More>>
Thursday, March 13 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-03-13 19:12:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A real estate scam first exposed by 8 News NOW is more widespread than first feared. Con artists are renting out bank-owned homes to unsuspecting renters who end up getting evicted. SinceMore>>
A real estate scam first exposed by 8 News NOW is more widespread than first feared. Con artists are renting out bank-owned homes to unsuspecting renters who end up getting evicted.More>>
Monday, March 3 2014 6:55 PM EST2014-03-03 23:55:41 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Las Vegas convenience store over the weekend. Clark County coroner's officials say 28-year-old Juan Edward CervantesMore>>
The Las Vegas Metropolitan is hoping someone can identify individuals whose images were captured on a security camera around the same time a man was shot outside a convenience store over the weekend.More>>
Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:45 PM EST2014-02-26 19:45:17 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sentencing is scheduled Wednesday for a self-described pimp who was convicted of rape and robbery in one case and awaits trial later this year in a separate Las Vegas Strip shooting andMore>>
A self-described pimp accused in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash was sentenced Wednesday in a unrelated case where he was convicted of sexual assault.More>>
Tuesday, January 21 2014 4:24 PM EST2014-01-21 21:24:47 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 32-year-old Las Vegas man is due for an initial court appearance in the slaying of his wife in the garage of a home at Nellis Air Force Base. Rickey L. Massey Jr. was being held atMore>>
32-year-old Las Vegas man who is accused of killing his wife in the garage of a home at Nellis Air Force Base did not get bail in a Tuesday morning court appearance.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a cold case murder from 2004. The District Attorney's office said Marco Laguna-Romero was arrested in September in Milwaukee.
Romero was extradited to Las Vegas Tuesday to face a charge of murder with a deadly weapon and several traffic-related charges.
According to a police report, a construction worker found the burned body of a woman near Sam Boyd Stadium in August 2004. The body was so badly burned it took several months to identify Latoshia Denise Williams and for the Clark County Coroner's Office to determine her cause of death.
In February 2006, a Metro detective received a handwritten statement from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend, Marco Laguna-Romero, had told her that he had murdered a woman.
According to the statement, the suspect met Williams along Boulder Highway in 2004. He said they went back to her hotel room, but shortly after they returned to the room, Romero said he caught Williams trying to steal his wallet.
He then started beating the woman and had to kill her because he was afraid she would report him to the police, according to the statement. After strangling her with a phone cord, he brought a blue bin from his apartment, put her body inside, covered her with gasoline and two days later drove to an empty area near Sam Boyd Stadium. He lit the woman's body on fire and waited to make sure it had burned.
After making the statement, the woman ended contact with police. Detectives tried several times to find her but could not.
In February of 2012, a cold case review of the file produced a partial DNA profile from three matches found at the crime scene.
In June, detectives were able to find the woman who made the statement six years earlier. They were able to take DNA swabs of the woman's son who is the biological son of the suspect. A forensic report tied Romero to the matches found at the scene.
Romero is due in court at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday for the murder charge.