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Grand jury indicts man in girlfriend's beating death

Randel Torres

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Randel Torres Sr. on murder charges related to the beating death of girlfriend Deborah Schuler, who died from her injuries in March at age 66.

Torres allegedly used his fists to beat Schuler by striking her head and causing bruises all over body during a Feb. 17 incident at an apartment complex near Nellis and Lake Mead boulevards. But authorities weren't alerted about her injuries until four days later.

Torres is being held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center and is due in court Dec. 2.

Police: 4 people killed in 4 separate crashes, 1 hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS-- Saturday into Sunday proved to be a deadly night on the roads around the valley.  Metro Police said they investigated four different crashes that killed four people.

Those incidents made the total amount of fatal crashes in Metro's jurisdiction this year reach 75.

Motorcyclist killed in crash at US 95 and MLK ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said Sunday Devon Spease was the motorcyclist killed in a crash at a popular intersection.

Nevada High Patrol investigated the deadly incident when it occurred Saturday morning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Martin Luther King Boulevard.  NHP said a motorcyclist was driving northbound on MLK Blvd. when it crashed with a Honda sedan exiting the US 95 off ramp.

The motorcyclist was taken to University Medical Center where he died, according to troopers.  Clark County Coroners did not release the cause of death.

NHP said drugs and alcohol didn't seem to play a factor in the crash.

The crash closed the northbound lanes of MLK south of the intersection for hours.

No other details about the crash were released.

Police: Missing senior not seen since Nov. 11

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said they're looking for a senior citizen whose been missing for five days.

Diane Krueger, 69, hasn't been seen since the morning of Nov. 11, according to officers. 

Police said Krueger's last known whereabouts was on Tuesday morning when she was driving in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard.  The car she was in was a white 2007 four door Chevy with a Nevada license plate 308-WDS, according to Metro.  

They said Krueger was wearing a white shirt and black pants.  

Valley hospitals have been notified and asked to check their registries for the 69-year-old.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Diane Krueger please call Metro's missing person department at 702 828-2907 or 702 828-3111.







Coroner identifies man shot and killed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said 42-year-old Monty Culverson was the person shot and killed on Hassell Avenue late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

The coroner's office said Culverson died from a gun shot wound to the chest.

Metro Police said at 11:55 p.m. patrol officers were sent out to the 1300 block of Hassell Avenue to investigate reports of possible shots fired. However, after a search of the area, Metro said its officers didn't find a victim or any sign of a crime scene.

But at 1:03 a.m., officers received information once again about a shooting in the area of the 1300 block of Hassell Avenue.

When officers arrived to the scene this time, they said they found Culverson in the back of the home, dead on the ground.

Police said there weren't any suspects found at the scene and no one has been arrested.  This is the 108th homicide investigated by Metro Police.

Pedestrian hit and killed at Lake Mead Blvd. and Bonnie Ln.

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a person was hit and killed by a car at E. Lake Mead Boulevard and Bonnie Lane. 

Officers said the crash happened shortly before 7:30 p.m.  The details of what caused the crash haven't been released yet, but police said the car came to a rest at Toiyabe St.

The driver was arrested, but officers haven't released any information about her or the charges she may face.

Several streets in the area were closed Thursday night for the investigation.



Hit-and-run victim ID'd, suspect at-large

LAS VEGAS - A man struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday morning has been identified as 57-year-old Marlon Duane Collins by the Clark County coroner.

The crash happened shortly after 4:30 a.m. at the intersection of Sahara and Eastern avenues. Family members say Collins was on his way to work he he was hit.