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Charges Dropped in South Point Killing Case

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LAS VEGAS -- A foreign exchange student who was arrested for the death of a man inside a South Point hotel room will not face a murder charge.

Matejs Balodis was to have his 72-hour hour hearing Thursday morning, but the charges against him were denied by the district attorney.

Balodis, 22, told Metro Police he met the alleged victim at McCarran International Airport during a layover. Balodis said Sherman Dale Lamb offered to let him stay in his hotel room for the night. According to Balodis, the two got into the physical fight when Lamb took his money and credit card and would not give it back to him. He said he was acting in self-defense.

Balodis plans to return to Europe after his release from jail.

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