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Jury hears about cement tub in dancer slaying case

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LAS VEGAS  -- A woman testified she was stunned and confused when Jason Omar Griffith told her that a big plastic tub of cement he wanted to store at her house contained the remains of his ex-girlfriend.

Kalae Casorso told a jury in Las Vegas on Friday that she didn't call police because she feared what happened to Debora Flores Narvaez could happen to her.

"But you don't call the police at all?" the defense attorney for Griffith asked.

"Not at that time, no," Casorso replied.

The defense implied Casorso might have been originally trying to help Griffith hide the body before he got arrested.

Casorso also told the jury that she had casually dated Griffith, but broke it off when she saw Griffith with Flores Narvaez.

Casorso says she remained friends with Griffith and he would complain about Narvaez.

She told the jury that Griffith was worried Narvaez would ruin the relationship he had with another woman, who he actually loved.

"He was seeing her to kind of eventually to get her to go away. Spending a little time with her to keep her at bay and happy, so she would not disrupt him and Agnes," Casorso said.

Griffith is standing trial on charges that he killed Flores in December 2010, dismembered her body and tried to dispose of it in tubs of cement.

Jurors are hearing that Griffith and Flores had a tempestuous relationship, and that Flores told people she was pregnant before she disappeared.

Griffith's lawyers say Griffith was defending himself when Flores died.

He could face life in prison if he's convicted.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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