Couple accused of robbing, killing guy obviously missed out on the $20K in his pockets

Friday, June 16, 2017|8:30 p.m.

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Officers found 65-year-old’s Jerry Lee Moore’s body about 11:30 p.m. June 5 in a dirt location behind a gaming parlor near Rancho Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard, authorities said. His just-purchased truck was missing out on.

Blane Ward, 53, and Charlene King, 51, were jailed Wednesday during a traffic stop and imprisoned on counts of open murder, conspiracy to dedicate murder and robbery with making use of a deadly weapon, authorities stated. They later couldn’t discuss how Moore’s green 1994 Ford pickup ended up about 10 feet from the Ward’s trailer.

Ward and King rejected their involvement in the slaying, according to their arrest report. Ward and Moore resided in the very same trailer park until previously this year, cops stated.

An examination figured out that Moore had actually just earned $30,000 in a settlement, which he told numerous people in his neighborhood about, cops said.

Quickly before Moore’s death, King, whom he understood, went to his trailer and requested for assistance concerning Ward’s vehicle, which she stated had broken down, cops stated. Witnesses saw the victim and the female leave together.

Sometime after the shooting, King and Ward got to Moore’s trailer in his truck and were browsing within, taking a jar of change, some cannabis and other products with them, cops stated. Ward, who’s a four-time authorized felon for burglaries and a theft, appeared to be frustrated, witnesses said.

Near Moore’s body, authorities found a can of chewing tobacco, a bottle of beer and a flashlight stained with blood, inning accordance with the report.

It wasn’t immediately clear if DNA was used to additional link the suspects with the criminal activity, however during the arrests, officers found a can of tobacco of the very same brand on Ward.

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