North Las Vegas Man Wanted in Wife's Killing - 8 News NOW

Man Wanted in Wife's Killing

Posted: Updated:

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police are trying to track down a man wanted in the slaying of his wife.

It's been almost five months since Beverly McFarlane was killed. Her family said they knew it was murder from the very beginning. 

Detectives had the same feeling, but they had to wait for evidence from the coroner's office.

Doctors said McFarlane slowly slipped away as her brain started to shut down after a severe beating. North Las Vegas Police said it all started in August 2012 at McFarlane's home after she suffered a beating at the hands of her husband Anthony Mayo.

"Domestic violence cases are often times fueled by rage. These attacks occur in the heat of the moment and are often times, again, fueled by emotion," North Las Vegas police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said. "It was reported that some time during that alleged attack, she was also struck with a household vacuum cleaner."

According to court documents, the couple's 9-year-old daughter said Mayo choked her mom and then grabbed the vacuum cleaner. Through a closed door, the daughter could hear her mother's screams.

"It can be very frustrating in a case like this where it's taken five months to obtain a warrant of arrest for a suspect, for something that might seem like a very easy case to solve," Coon said.

McFarlane's family was frustrated that an arrest was never made, but her family feels closure could be coming.

"It's very hard to deal with a situation like this," Beverly's mother, Bernice McFarlane, said.

Bernice McFarlane had one message for her former son-in-law.

"This is not fair," she said. "I don't want them to kill you, but I want them to take you off the streets, because you are going to do it to somebody else."

There was no reason given for why the beating happened. 

North Las Vegas Police said Anthony Mayo also threatened the 9-year-old if she tried to call authorities.
 
Officers believe Mayo could be in southern California where he has family.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:02 GMT
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.