Tuesday, December 21 2010 1:46 PM EST2010-12-21 18:46:16 GMT
According to court filings, missing Las Vegas dancer Debbie Flores-Narvaez has been a victim of violence in the past. In a police report, Jason Griffith, also known as Blu, was arrested for beating her up in October of 2010.More>>
Monday, December 20 2010 3:27 PM EST2010-12-20 20:27:19 GMT
Friends and family of Debbie Florez-Navarez are trying to keep their hopes up, but it has now been more than a week since the dancer disappeared.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- A prosecutor showed jurors in Las Vegas photos of a glamorous brown-eyed dancer from the racy "Fantasy" revue and her dismembered corpse during opening statements in the murder trial of the ex-boyfriend accused of killing her.
Jason "Blu" Omar Griffith sat impassively as prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo said evidence will show Griffith killed Deborah Flores Narvaez in December 2010 and tried to dispose of her body in tubs of cement.
DiGiacomo said Griffith made a choice to murder Flores Narvaez to protect a relationship he was having with another woman.
"Mr. Griffith is back at Rumors with Agnes trying to further his relationship. And there's a dead body Debbie Flores in his back room in a blue tub," the prosecutor told the jury.
Griffith defense attorney Jeff Banks told the jury it's not that simple. He says it is a case of self defense.
"Stalking behavior by Debbie Flores against Mr. Griffith, threats by Debbie Florez against and aimed at Mr. Griffith," Banks said.
Griffith has pleaded not guilty, and Banks says evidence will show Griffith was defending himself when Narvaez died. He says elaborate efforts to hide the body don't prove otherwise.
Jurors were told Flores and Griffith had a stormy relationship and traded accusations of domestic violence, but kept returning to each other.
Griffith was a Cirque du Soleil performer. He was arrested in January 2011 and pleaded not guilty. He could face life in prison.
Monday, September 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:06:07 GMT
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. In some cases, it has to do with a language barrier, but in most cases, it is fear among undocumented immigrants that they could end up being deported. More>>
Some medical providers say they often deal with Hispanic patients who are afraid to seek medical care. It's hoped the opening of a new medical clinic will change that.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:58:50 GMT
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association, around 313,000 people visited Las Vegas over the Labor Day weekend. More>>
The three-day holiday weekend ended with visitors crowding the airport and freeways as they made their way back home.
Monday, September 1 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:51:43 GMT
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun. More>>
Tens of thousands of people bid farewell to summer by enjoying Lake Mead for Labor Day weekend. While there were a few minor rescues, DUI's and boating incidents, the vast majority of people had some fun in the sun.