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Murder Suspect Tells Police 'I am Guilty'

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- 8 News Now has confirmed that Metro police arrested a man in connection with a woman's body found in the desert over the weekend.

The woman is identified as 43-year-old Edis Hernandez-Quintanilla of Las Vegas and the Clark County Coroner has listed her cause of death as murder by asphyxia. Police have arrested Harold Marin-Valesquez.

A Boulder City police officer spotted an SUV and Marin-Valesquez in the desert near a quarry at U.S. 95 and mile marker 52 on Saturday, May 1st. According to the Arrest Report, the officer said Marin-Valesquez left the area at a high rate of speed so he followed him and pulled him over. The officer say Marin-Valesquez had alcohol on his breath and there was a woman's driver's license in the car. When police checked the area where Marin-Valesquez had been, they discovered the woman's body.

More Details Surface in 14-Year-Old's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- A fight in a car may have led to the death of a teenage girl whose body was found near a day care center on Sunday.

Murder suspect Juan Rivera told police about the events surrounding the girl's death after he was arrested for murder, robbery and sexual assault. In a police report, Rivera told police he gave Diana Sotos a ride to a friend's house, and while they were waiting for the friend, he and Soto had a argument.

The police report also reveals that Rivera is the boyfriend of Soto's older sister and all of them were living in the same home.

Rivera told police that Soto scratched him and he he strangled her and dumped her body on East Owens. Rivera denies sexually assaulting the girl.

Accused Murderer Charged in Prison Attack

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say a Las Vegas process server awaiting trial in two murder cases is now facing new charges.

Police say 48-year-old Gregory Lee Hover was cutting another inmate's hair when he used the scissors to cut the man's back.

Hover has now been moved to a jail isolation unit and faces a new charge of battery by a prisoners with the use of a deadly weapon.

Hover is also facing murder charges for the death of a 64-year-old homeowner. He and his alleged accomplice, 18-year-old Richard Freeman are accused of shooting and killing Julio Romero during a home invasion robbery.

They are also accused in the murder and sexual assault of 21-year-old Primas Contreras. Police say Hover and Freeman kidnapped her after she left her job at Hooters Hotel-Casino. Her body was found in a burned out jeep in the desert near Boulder City.

New Constable Appointed For Boulder City - KXNT

New Constable Appointed For Boulder City
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Clark County Commissioners have appointed a new constable for Boulder City. James Reed, a former Boulder City Police lieutenant will serve out the term of ...

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Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty

LAS VEGAS -- Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against a California man charged with sexually assaulting and strangling a Las Vegas woman at her home in January.

The Clark County district attorney's office made the announcement Wednesday. Derrick Valentine is charged with a count of murder and two counts of sexual assault in the Jan. 22 death of 35-year-old Melodie Walker. The 37-year-old Valentine has pleaded not guilty. A hearing in the case is set for April 7.

Valentine is from Pasadena, Calif. He's accused of killing Walker after she tripped a burglar alarm trying to escape during what Valentine allegedly told police was forced sexual contact. The coroner ruled Walker was strangled. Valentine is being held at the Clark County jail.

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More Homeowners Falling Delinquent on Mortgages

LAS VEGAS -- The number of Southern Nevada homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments has climbed steadily for the past several months. In some cases, it's people just willing to walk away from their homes, and in other cases, homeowners are holding out hope that they will get a loan modification.

In any given neighborhood, chances are good that a homeowner is the process of walking away from their mortgage. In the past, five months was typically the longest a homeowner could stay in their home until the bank would come knocking. But that is no longer the case.

Nick Nolf with The Nolf Group has been in the real estate business through the boom, the bust, and now the slow turn-around.

Las Vegas Metro Officer Involved In Shooting Has Been Identified

Las Vegas metro police officer involved in recent shooting has been identified. The officer involved in the March 23rd, 2010, officer involved shooting, in which Officer Madland was seriously injured has been identified as Officer Christopher Le Blanc. Officer Le Blanc has been with the L.V.M.P.D. since November of 2001 and is currently assigned to Patrol Services, Saturation Team.