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Deaf nephew accused in first Vegas slaying of year
Deaf nephew accused in first Vegas slaying of year | Reno Gazette-Journal | rgj.com
A deaf man told police he shot his 59-year-old aunt to death in a New Year’s Day argument, according to an arrest report made public Tuesday.
David Monarrez, 29, was being held at the Clark County jail pending a court appearance on a felony murder charge filed after the Sunday slaying of Rosa Monarrez at the Las Vegas home they shared with two other family members.
Rosa Monarrez was found dead Sunday from a gunshot to the head, authorities said.
David Monarrez was arrested Monday, when he returned to the home in a neighborhood southeast of downtown.
Police reported confiscating from Monarrez the 9mm handgun believed to have been used in the slaying, and said he acknowledged shooting his aunt.
A family member, Clemente Monarrez, told police that Rosa Monarrez had a bipolar brain disorder and fought often with David Monarrez, mostly about money.
David Monarrez is deaf and schizophrenic, Clemente Monarrez said, and the fifth family member in the house is handicapped and uses a wheelchair.
Clemente Monarrez told police he returned from work to find Rosa Monarrez dead in a bedroom and David Monarrez gone.
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