LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas woman is being charged with open murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of her sister-in-law and her unborn child.
According to Metro Police, 30-year-old Elinor Indico was booked in absentia because she is still in the hospital.
Police said at around 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to an apartment complex on North Rancho Road near Decatur Boulevard on a report that a woman had been stabbed.
When officers arrived, they found Indico suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds and was taken to University Medical Center.
When officers went into the back bedroom of the apartment, they found a second adult woman, which the arrest report identified as Ashley Indico, dead from apparent stab wounds. Police also found that the victim was nine months pregnant and the unborn child had died in the attack.
There were two young children inside the home at the time of the attack, but they were not hurt.
"If I heard them in there fighting and I couldn't get in to stop it, I would have kicked that door in," neighbor Kevin Olhausen said.
Lisa Lynn Chapman works for the domestic violence victim's advocate group Safe Nest and said domestic violence is common among roommates and in this case there was animosity between the two.
"It doesn't happen nearly enough that neighbors get involved," Chapman said.
During the investigation, police found that Indico was the victim's sister-in-law, and she had been living in the apartment for the past two months. She told police that she got into an argument with the victim over being told she had to move out.
The victim's husband, who is the suspect's brother, told police that his sister had a history of violence and drugs.
The identity of the victim has not been released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.