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Man Sentenced in 4-Year-Old's Staged Death

LAS VEGAS -- The man who killed a 4-year-old boy and tried to make the death look accidental was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.

Judge Douglas Herndon sentenced 24-year-old Trevor Carter to life with the possibility of parole after 17 years.

Carter who killed Trenton Quick in 2007 was found guilty of second degree murder. Initially, police thought Quick died in a car accident near I-215 and Losee Rd., but after investigating, police determined that the car accident was staged to make the death look accidental. A coroner found that Quick died after being hit in the stomach.

"He said he lost control, had this horrible accident and that Trenton was injured. It was only later that he admitted to police that wasn't quite true," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Vickie Monroe.

Carter did make a brief statement in court during his sentencing. He told the court he had no excuse or reason for what happened to Trenton.

Police Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Police Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Metro Police need help identifying the robbery suspect pictured above.

On February 23 at approximately 4:55 a.m., the subject robbed a convenience store in the area of Sahara and Lamb. The man approached the counter, brandished a handgun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 28-32 years old, 5-foot-3 or 5-foot-4, 130-140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red beanie with a white logo on the front, a red shirt, a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Section at 828-3591 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Suspect Sought in Man's Beating Death

LAS VEGAS -- Police are looking for anyone who has information about an attack on a 51-year-old man that eventually lead to his death.

Juan Marti-Guillen was found injured at a Wells Fargo Bank parking lot near Nellis Boulevard and Harris Avenue on March 4. He died several days later.

Marti-Guillen was seen arguing with a Hispanic male in his 40's prior to the event. Another Hispanic man with two Chihuahuas was also observed in the area.

If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

LVMPD Hosts Graffiti Clean-Up

Las Vegas -- Metro Police at the Northeast Area Command want people to come out and help clean up graffiti in the area on Saturday, March 19th. Paint and cleaning supplies will be provided. The clean up starts at 9am and will run until 12pm in the area around Lake Mead and Marion. Come ready to work, a hat, gloves and old t-shirt are recommended. Water and refreshments will be provided. You don't need to make reservations, just show up ready to help clean up our community.
 

Police: Cabbie Murder Suspect Also Robbed Convenience Store

LAS VEGAS -- Police have filed new charges against a 21-year-old woman accused of robbing and killing a taxi cab driver. About an hour before the deadly confrontation, police say Autumn Murry also robbed a convenience store.

Read the arrest report for Autumn Murry

Surveillance video from the Mini-Mart at 4589 East Russell Road, near Mountain Vista Street, shows a woman calmly entering the store and leaning on to the counter.

The 5 foot 4 inch, 120 pound woman suddenly whips out a silver and black semi-automatic handgun and aims it inches from the clerk's face. The woman demanded money and escaped with almost $500.

Metro Police say the woman and semi-automatic handgun would later be identified as the suspect and weapon involved in the murder of cab driver Tesfaye Arze.

Police seek help in identifying suspect

Police seek help in identifying suspect

Detectives with Metro's Northeast Area Command need help in solving several grand larcenies committed by the same suspect, who is pictured above.

The suspect enters AT&T and T-Mobile stores located on the east side of the valley and pretends to be a customer. He then grabs high-end cell phones from the floor displays, pulls the security cords off the items and flees on foot. He is suspected in four or five different grand larcenies within the last month.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro at 828-7351 or to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 if you wish to remain anonymous. You also may go to www.crimestoppers.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.

Family, Friends Remember Slain Cab Driver

LAS VEGAS -- Less than a week after the death of a Las Vegas taxi driver, a group of cab drivers are concerned and are paying closer attention to who is in their backseat.

Thirty-year-old Tesfaye Arze was shot and killed after an apparent robbery last Friday. A candlelight vigil was held in his honor Wednesday. Arze's family and fellow drivers honored his life as many put a spotlight on his profession.

"We have funny people, aggressive people," said driver Asiwome Fiati.

It's not his dream job, Fiati drives a taxi out of necessity. He shares the threats he sees everyday on streets while driving his cab.

"Any particular time for a cab driver can be dangerous. Whoever wants to commit a crime can choose anytime," he said.