LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
A guy who was discovered stabbed in a home in the west Las Vegas Valley last month passed away days later on, authorities said. His girlfriend deals with a murder charge.
Rhodecia Jones, 24, called police on Might 26 to report her boyfriend of 5 years, Mario Scanga, had been stabbed in the chest. Authorities stated she was “hysterical” on the phone that he was not awake.
Police arrived a little after 9:30 p.m. that night to find her and her two children in front of her house on the 5000 block of Eldora Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard. Officers kicked in her door and found Scanga, 32, unresponsive on the kitchen floor with a rag to the injury on his chest.
Officers administered help prior to paramedics transferred him to UMC Injury where he underwent surgical treatment, authorities stated.
Physicians at the health center informed authorities it looked like though whoever had actually stabbed the victim did it deliberately, mentioning the knife had gone through cartilage, his heart and diaphragm into his liver. Scanga passed away of his injuries on June 4.
Jones told officers at the scene she was house alone when Scanga appeared with a knife in his chest. A neighbor told cops they saw another guy inside the apartment or condo with them that night, then heard Jones banging on the door and yelling with Scanga.
The HOA president, who wasn’t determined, informed authorities the couple was continuously combating and Jones would in some cases leave through a back window.
In another interview with police, Jones said after the victim was stabbed, he kept referencing someone called “Tweety,” who she stated she knew as a gang member, according to authorities records.
Authorities gathered the knife as evidence, stating it matched other knives in the kitchen area. A black shirt covered in blood was also recuperated, and cops said blood was only found there and on the door action of the couple’s apartment.
Jones was nabbed by officers, according to authorities. She admitted she had good friends over, which prompted the battle in between her and her sweetheart. In the cooking area, she stated he got her arms and shook her while she was holding the knife. Jones said she inadvertently stabbed Scanga, then got the kids and left the apartment or condo before calling 911, telling authorities she was frightened.
Jones was at first accuseded of attempted murder and battery, then was rebooked for murder with a lethal weapon. She was anticipated to appear in court on Tuesday.
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