Man charged with murder after wife found dead in bathroom

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is behind bars Tuesday night after police say he shot and killed his own wife.

Sebastian Lord, 47, now faces a murder charge.

A keep-out sticker from the Clark County Coroner’s Office has been placed on the home in the 10000 block of Cassleman Court. Las Vegas Metropolitan police say Lord killed his wife, and neighbors in this normally quiet community can’t believe it.

“To think that he might have done it,” neighbor Dorothy Harvey said, “… Right off the charts. Because he’s a good guy.”

Harvey lives next door to Lord in the neighborhood near Cactus Avenue and Maryland Parkway in the south valley.

She said Lord is a good neighbor, and even helps with the trash.

“My husband would take buckets in for him, he would take buckets in for us.”

She said she never saw Lord and his wife argue. “What went on in the house, I don’t know, but they were good neighbors, never bothered anybody, they were friendly.”

But detectives are painting a different picture.

Police say they got a call Monday night to investigate a possible suicide.

When they checked a bathroom inside the house, they found a woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
After police spoke with Lord, they arrested him, calling his story suspicious.

Lord appeared in court Tuesday afternoon, bound in handcuffs.

Prosecutors claim Lord shot his wife after telling his son his plan, and also that he tried to clean up the scene.

The defense pointed to Lord’s clean criminal history and three children as reasons he should be granted bail, but the judge denied bail.

“I feel like there’s a lot more to the story and I don’t know it, and the State doesn’t know it, and the attorney doesn’t know it,” Judge Anne Zimmerman said during the Las Vegas Justice Court hearing.

And Harvey is questioning what she knows about her neighbor.

“I would never think he would harm anyone,” she said.

The coroner has yet to release the name of Lord’s wife.

Lord is due back in court on Thursday.

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