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Man arrested for allegedly killing roommate claims mental illness
Tobey Gibeson, 40

LAS VEGAS -- The man who turned himself in to Metro Police for allegedly killing his female roommate said he was mentally ill and hearing voices in his head.

The police report said Tobey Gibeson, 40, turned himself in to police around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Gibeson told police that the body of his roommate was still in the apartment they shared. Officers found the unidentified woman's body wrapped in an air mattress at the Canyon Point Apartments located in the 5400 block of Harmon Avenue.

In the report, Gibeson said he and his roommate met on Fremont Street about a month ago and moved in with each other in early April. He told police they would take prescription medication together and said the medication would help his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he developed from time served in the military. 

Gibeson told police that he came home after a night of drinking at around 1 a.m. on April 17, when his roommate came out of her bedroom and slapped him in the face. The report states that Gibeson said he punched his roommate and then hit her over the head with a bottle. He said he kicked her in the face until she wasn't moving anymore.

The roommate, whose identity wasn't released, looked like she died from blunt force trauma, according to police. 

Gibeson was arrested on one count of murder. He has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

This is the 31st homicide investigated by Metro this year.