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Married and Afraid: Henderson household shares the story behind '' Dirty John ' podcast

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –

A true crime podcast including adjustment, deceptiveness and murder recorded the country this fall. “Dirty John” is about a woman in her 50s who is swept her feet by someone she thinks is the ideal man. In reality, he was a socio-pathic scam artist who wound up trying to eliminate her daughter. That lady and her daughter have been living part-time in Henderson.

Debra Newell met John Meehan in Oct. of 2014. At the time, she lived in California, she ‘d been wed and separated a couple times previously, and she stated she believed, “Finally, this was the genuine thing.”

Nevertheless, very rapidly, things deviated, and she and her family recognized they were dealing with a dangerous con artist; one who would stop at nothing to obtain what he wanted, she stated.

“I fulfilled him on a dating site and he had the tendency to have everything on my checklist I was searching for,” Debra stated.

Debra Newell had actually become a very successful female. As the owner of a flourishing interior decoration service, with a lovely household, she stated she was ready to share her life with somebody who valued those things.

“I liked that he was a doctor, that he had been successful helping people, and after that when he said he had actually been to Iraq, Physicians Without Borders, that pleased me also,” Debra said. “It moved extremely quickly, and I was sort of, how do I put it? Swept my feet due to the fact that he understood exactly what to say. Everything was so calculated,” Debra stated.

John stated he was a medical professional, owned multiple houses and was a married man.

“He would get worn his scrubs and yet he wasn’t bringing in earnings. He stated all his money was going towards his kids,” Debra said.

Debra said she was blinded by love at the time, but her kids were not.

“I simply desired her to look at the red flags and slow it down and pump the breaks,” Debra’s child Terra said. “My impression of him was that he was kind of cold.”

Her child and other relative revealed their concerns about John, however Debra was head over heels.

“It was like a swept off your feet, like I’m stating, love and I just fell hard for him. I wasn’t rather prepared to obtain wed. He would ask me a minimum of I’m going to state in between 10 and 20 times a day,” Debra said.

Lastly, after understanding John less than 2 months, Debra said “yes.”

“I let my heart lead instead of my head and I ought to have let me head lead, and we went to Vegas and got married,” Debra stated.

However, the pleased moment didn’t last long.

“I was seeing signs and I was like ‘Exactly what did I do? What did I do? Why did I wed this male?'” Debra said, “I had my household, which is incredible, I have the best family, and a couple of my kids began looking into him.”

They worked with a private detective and found jail records, limiting orders, proof that he wasn’t a doctor after all, signs of drug dependency and more.

“I was so torn due to the fact that part of me made a commitment and I need to honor it. The other part of me states ‘He’s a bad man, you have to get away,” Debra stated.

Debra got out, however it wasn’t long prior to John reeled her back in.

“He’s got a reason for every single one, but he’s got a legal representative saying that he can prove John’s innocent,” Debra said. “You’ve fallen in love with someone, you wan na believe them. At the very same time, your gut’s informing you, it’s simply not right.”

A couple of months later on, Debra stated she understood she ‘d made a mistake.

“He has actually sent some pretty wicked text,” Debra said, “‘I hope you went to church today due to the fact that I have a truly tension about you.'”

Debra stated he sent her daughter something even worse.

“Among them was, ‘I hope you fall out of a building um arrive at your head and your brains splash all over the place. I will be chuckling,'” Debra stated.

Then they check out a chilling report about his time in jail.

“He cut his stomach open in prison and then he put poop in it so he might go to the hospital and get a fix and I believed, ‘If he might do that to himself he could harm somebody else without offering it an idea,” Terra said.

“I went out. I began concealing. I wore a brown wig. At times, I couldn’t enter into my workplace,” Debra stated.

Debra lived with fear and anxiety for months, frightened to death that John would find her or her kids. In Aug. of 2016, her fears came true.

“My dog started to bark and grumble at this person and I simply thought it was a homeless man to be truthful,” Terra said.

Terra had actually just gotten home from work. Her mind was on the performance she was going to that night.

“This guy turned up and grabbed me by the waist, looked me in the eyes and he stated ‘Do you remember me?’ I just didn’t even state anything to him, I just attempted to run away and escape him and he started to like punch me however I didn’t understand it was stabbing,” Terra stated, “He tried to cover my mouth. I bit him as hard as I could.”

Terra stated they continued to battle. She said he was stabbing at her and she was kicking and shrieking, doing anything she could to get away.

“I ended up like going down to the ground and being on my back and he was doing this [stabbing motion] with a knife, however the knife remained in a Del Taco bag,” Terra said. “I did this one kick and the knife fell out of the bag and it landed here. So, I got the knife and I started just wailing on him.”

She stated because minute, it was going to be her or him.

“I just began stabbing him. I started to press him off of me and then I got him here [shoulder] and I also got the last one in his eye and the last one I type of did give a doubt. I was like ‘I don’t desire him to get back up, I do not desire him to try to hurt me once again. If he gets back up he’s going to eliminate me,” Terra stated.

She stated she started shouting for help and ran.

“I called my mother and I told her, ‘I’m so sorry I killed your husband,'” Terra said.

“She had actually been stabbed in the chest, in the arm and a little bit of a fracture here [above her eye] where he missed. Thank God,” Debra said.

“I had more regret than you know exactly what to do with. I simply thought, ‘I triggered this,'” Debra said.

Medical professionals stated John brain dead. Two days later, they ended. Lastly, this family’s nightmare is over.

“I’m happy that he’s gone and unable to injure anybody else,” Terra said.

Since then, Debra has made it her objective to help others in similar scenarios: victims of individuals who use coercive control.

“Initially, they attempt to listen to you to obtain to understand you. Then, they state whatever right; exactly what you wish to hear. So they have the ability to be exactly what you desire,” Debra said.

She’s been using her headache to attempt and save others.

“There are ladies that are most likely frightened to death to leave. (They) don’t see any other method of leaving the relationship and I want to have a voice for them,” Debra said.

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Henderson male accused in baby'' s death admitted to shaking her, police say

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017|8:45 p.m.

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Paramedics and officers reacting to a 911 call about an unconscious child in a Henderson living-room last month found dog feces on the floor and insects throughout the “unclean” house.

As officers investigated the Oct. 23 event, Anthony Martzen, 21, kept he didn’t know exactly what had actually occurred to his 6-month-old baby girl, Henderson authorities said.

But following a polygraph test after the child died 2 days later on, he confessed to shaking her and stated he ‘d “viewed her eyes roll back into her head and she became lifeless,” according to his arrest report released today.

When paramedics showed up about 6:30 p.m. to 235 E. Merlayne Drive, near Sunset and Russell roadways, they found Martzen and relative trying life-saving efforts on the child’s small body, authorities stated.

The daddy had brought the infant to the living room and exclaimed that she wasn’t breathing, authorities stated.

A physician at University Medical Center, where the child was moved to from St. Rose Dominican Hospital– Siena School, told detectives that a “small” brain bleed had actually been identified on the kid, which inning accordance with the physician was brought on by absence of oxygen due to shaking, cops said.

Fluid in the lady’s brain shows there ‘d been previous shaking occurrences, cops said.

Martzen initially told private investigators that before she stopped breathing, the infant had acted normal throughout the day which about 20 minutes after the infant’s mom fed her, he lay her down on a “bouncy bed,” cops stated. He gave the baby a pacifier, which was held up by a blanket.

A couple of minutes later as he was cleaning up the space, he heard the infant make a “weird sound,” prompting him to choose her approximately find she wasn’t breathing, authorities said. He said that similar incidents had actually occurred before, however he rejected shaking her.

The mother was at work when the incident took place, cops stated. Clark County Department of Family Solutions, which documents near deaths or deaths including children, does not have a history of communicating with the infant’s instant family, records show. The agency likewise is examining the death.

During the polygraph test, which he agreed to take last week, Martzen told the inspector that he “did shake” the child, “which he knew eliminated his daughter,” authorities said.

Upon being re-interviewed by detectives, he stated he ‘d shaken his child “exceedingly” and saw the infant’s eyes roll back into her head, police said. He confessed to likewise shaking the woman about 4 months previously, but not as violently.

Martzen was detained last week on one count each of murder and child abuse. He’s being held at the Henderson Detention Center without any possibility of bail, prison records show.

Henderson boy, 14, eliminated by dad had his own home

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017|7:10 p.m.

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A male who ‘d allowed his 14-year-old child to live alone and primarily unsupervised, shot and eliminated him Thursday during a fight after he ‘d found him smoking cigarettes marijuana and ditching school, according to a Henderson authorities arrest report.

Wendell Melton, 53, claimed to investigators that the gun had released unintentionally, opposing his account several times, authorities stated.

He’s imprisoned on one count each of murder, child abuse or disregard, and owning a gun by a prohibited person.

Melton leased the apartment or condo for his son, Giovanni, since March, authorities said. The male informed detectives that he allows his kid to live alone since the teen doesn’t get along with the guy’s wife.

The specifics on the living arrangement weren’t completely clear, however detectives determined that the older Melton has only remained at the apartment or condo 6 times, and only two times while his boy existed, authorities said.

According to the male, he showed up to the complex, 950 7 Hills Drive, near Horizon Ridge Parkway, after he learnt Giovanni had actually not showed as much as school, police said. While there, he discovered the teen smoking cigarettes cannabis, he told an operator when he reported the shooting about noon.

The male informed detectives that he ‘d brought the gun, which he wasn’t lawfully enabled to own, due to being afraid of “some of the people” his child associated with, police said.

Throughout the argument, the man told detectives, his child pushed him to the ground, police said. He pulled out the weapon, pointed it at the teen and got up. The teenager passed away at a medical facility soon after.

That’s when he said the teenager assaulted him, triggering him to inadvertently pull the trigger, police said. Investigators noted that he opposed himself throughout his retelling of the story, which evidence did not support his account.

He deals with a count of kid abuse or overlook due to the teen living alone, police said.

Henderson schools to get share of loan from recreational pot license fees

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L.E. Baskow Various cannabis items are on screen at The Source dispensary in Henderson, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017|10 p.m.

Public schools in Henderson will get monetary increases totaling about $300,000 next year from loan raised by city company license charges for leisure marijuana, thanks to a Tuesday vote by the Henderson City Board.

Council members voted 4-0 in favor of a resolution to take 30 percent of business license charges from the city’s five dispensaries and more than a dozen growing, production and screening centers that market recreational marijuana items. Such costs equal about 3 percent of pot companies’ gross income and are forecasted to generate a total of $1 million to the city in 2018.

“Now and in the future those funds will be used for education, which I think is vital,” Councilman Dan Shaw said prior to the unanimous vote. “It’ll benefit our youth and it’ll benefit our trainees.”

City representative David Cherry said the funds will focus on improving technology, expanding after-school tutoring and maintaining buildings throughout Henderson’s 35 public schools, including kindergarten to 12th grade. The funds will also be packaged for a select number of scholarships for trainees registering at the city’s two public college schools, CSN Henderson and Nevada State College.

City authorities, pointing out a financial analysis by Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis, task leisure weed organisation license income to triple by 2019 as the cannabis market broadens and state law allows for regional municipalities to open more recreational pot licenses to the public. With $3 million anticipated in 2019, $900,000 will go to public schools per the step approved on Tuesday.

Henderson Mayor Debra March was not in presence Tuesday and did not vote.

Guy arrested for murder of his child daughter in Henderson

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( Courtesy: Henderson cops )” border=” 0″ width=” 180 “/ > Booking picture of Anthony Martzen.( Courtesy: Henderson authorities). HENDERSON, NV( FOX5)-. Henderson Authorities apprehended 21-year-old Anthony Martzen for the murder of his 6-month-old daughter Thursday. On Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Henderson police, and fire reacted to the 200 block of East Merlayne Drive on a call of the child, recognized by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Aaliyah Chavez-Martzen, who was not breathing.

She was required to St. Rose Dominican Health center– Rose de Lima Campus then to University Medical Center for treatment.

She died from her injuries 2 days later on, Henderson Police stated.

After an investigation, authorities arrested Martzen on charges of murder and kid abuse with considerable harm.

The infant’s death was the seventh murder in Henderson this year.

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Henderson daddy arrested for shooting, eliminating teen kid

Henderson police are investigating a shooting on Nov. 2, 2017. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5) Henderson police are examining a shooting on Nov. 2, 2017. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5) Henderson police are examining a shooting on Nov. 2, 2017.

( Gai Phanalasy/FOX5). HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -. A Henderson father was jailed for shooting and eliminating his kid, inning accordance with authorities. Wendell Melton, 53, was jailed for murder, child abuse, and forbade ownership of a firearm Thursday, inning accordance with Henderson Police. Next-door neighbors said the victim was a teen.

Officers responded at about midday to the 900 block of Seven Hills Drive, near St. Rose Parkway for a domestic disruption.

Authorities said Melton shot his kid in an argument and he was required to St. Rose Dominican Medical facility in vital condition where he later died.

An examination is continuous and it was Henderson’s eighth murder of the year.

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Bicyclist passes away, 2 others injured in Henderson lethal crash

Henderson police at the scene of a fatal crash near Inspirada on Oct. 28, 2017. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5) Henderson cops at the scene of a deadly crash near Inspirada on Oct. 28, 2017. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5) Henderson police at the scene of a deadly crash near Inspirada on Oct. 28, 2017.

( Cherney Amhara/FOX5). HENDERSON, NV( FOX5) -. A bicyclist is dead and 2 others seriously hurt in a crash near the Inspirada community in Henderson. Henderson police stated they received an emergency call just after 8 a.m. Saturday with a reported automobile mishap near the intersection of Via Inspirada and Volunteer Boulevard.

The crash occurred when a Ford Escape appeared to have actually clipped 3 bicyclists who were traveling on Via Inspirada.

One of the bike riders was noticable deceased at the scene with the other two carried to St. Rose Medical Facility – Siena School with lethal injuries inning accordance with the HPD.

The driver of the Escape remained at the scene and was cooperating with cops.

Authorities said a part of Via Inspirada was closed after the accident for the investigation.

Stay with FOX5 for additional updates on this story.

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Henderson dispensaries get green light to start offering leisure pot

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L.E. Baskow Different cannabis pressures stored at The Source dispensary center freshly opened in Henderson, numerous edible cannabis products are also available there too on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

Marijuana consumers wanting to purchase the plant for recreational usage will now be able to do so in Henderson.

Three and a half months after recreational marijuana sales began across Nevada, the Henderson City Council on Tuesday authorized applications for its five dispensaries to sign up with the flourishing industry. Beginning as early as 8 a.m. Friday, Henderson dispensaries will have the ability to offer recreational cannabis in addition to medical cannabis.

” The policies are now in place,” said Henderson Mayor Debra March.

The Dispensaries

After waiting over 3 months because other dispensaries across Nevada began offering pot for leisure use on July 1, Henderson’s five certified marijuana dispensaries will likewise start offering recreational pot as early as Friday, Oct. 20.

Here are the five dispensaries broadening to recreational weed:

– The+Source– 9480 S Eastern Ave # 185– 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

– Essence Marijuana Dispensary– 4300 E Sundown Rd, Ste A3– 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– Nevada Medical Marijuana– 3195 St. Rose Pkwy # 212– 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

– Jenny’s Dispensary– 10420 S Eastern Ave # 100– 12 p.m to 8 p.m.

– The Dispensary– 50 N Gibson Rd # 170– 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

. The approval of city organisation licenses and conditional use allows for Henderson’s 5 dispensaries– The+Source, Essence Cannabis Dispensary, Nevada Medical Marijuana, Jenny’s Dispensary and The Dispensary– is the essentially the last action in a months-long process that postponed implementation of the voter-approved Tally Question 2, passed in last November’s election. Applications for all but one dispensary were approved by a vote of 4-1 on Tuesday, with only Councilman John Marz voting versus them.

Nevada legislated up to one ounce of marijuana flower, or one-eighth ounce of the THC equivalent of focuses, for recreational usage and ownership on Jan. 1 following the passage of last November’s Ballot Concern 2. Recreational sales of the plant began on July 1 after momentary policies from the Nevada Department of Taxation and Nevada Legislature were authorized earlier this year.

However the Henderson City board on Feb. 7 voted for a six-month moratorium that would have expired in August, after initially thinking about a yearlong moratorium as early as January. On Aug. 8, the city council voted to broaden the moratorium to Sep. 5 before it was finally quashed with a 3-2 council vote last month. Medical cannabis was not prohibited in the moratorium.

Now, just a final approval for a state license and a city of Henderson assessment of the cannabis facilities depend on the dispensaries’ way of opening, said Andrew Jolley, president of the Nevada Dispensary Association.

Jolley, who likewise owns The+Source dispensary, expects the whole process to be completed by Thursday for some dispensaries, however included that others might take till next week to open their doors for leisure sales.

“It might vary a little by company, by a day or more,” he said.

Jolley and other Henderson dispensary owners revealed “overall relief” after Tuesday’s votes, including that despite the city’s early resistance, officials have actually been “all aboard” in assisting dispensary owners move forward with recreational pot since last month’s vote to remove the recreational pot moratorium.

“We’re simply excited to get the ball rolling,” stated Armen Yemenidjian, owner of Essence Cannabis Dispensary. “And we enjoy for the city of Henderson, who will get extra tax dollars they didn’t have previously.”

As a condition of authorizing the regional license, City Councilman Dan Shaw requested the five dispensaries discover banking in the next 6 months, for the presently all-cash company to make it much easier for the city to track and receive tax payments, he stated. While over 310 banks across the nation offer banking for cannabis dispensaries in other pot-legal states like Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, no banks in Nevada have actually honestly partnered with dispensaries.

“It’s difficult to require somebody to take you on as a client, however we will do anything we perhaps can,” Jolley reacted. He added that the all-cash nature of business has actually not caused accounting problems for his dispensary.

Editor’s note: Brian Greenspun, the CEO, publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Sun, has an ownership interest in Essence Cannabis Dispensary.

Henderson cops: Speed a factor in overnight deadly crash

Henderson police at the scene of a fatal crash at the intersection of Russell Road and Stephanie Street on Oct. 14, 2017. (LVACS)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/10/15162419_G.jpg" alt=" Henderson police at the scene of a deadly crash at the crossway of Russell Roadway and Stephanie Street on Oct. 14, 2017.

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( LVACS)” border=” 0″ width=” 180 “/ > Henderson cops at the scene of a fatal crash at the intersection of Russell Roadway and Stephanie Street on Oct. 14, 2017.( LVACS). HENDERSON, NV( FOX5) -. Authorities are investigating a fatal crash in northeast Henderson late Saturday night where three individuals lost their lives. Henderson

authorities were called to the scene of a reported accident between a Jeep Liberty and a Dodge pickup at the intersection of Russell Roadway and Stephanie Street at about 11 p.m. Officers stated the Jeep went off the roadway when it was traveling east on Russell, owned over an average, and collided with the pickup which was heading in the opposite instructions.

The Jeep then rolled onto its roofing system and was rapidly swallowed up in flames, according to Henderson authorities, and both of the residents were eliminated.

The motorist of the Dodge was carried to Daybreak Hospital but he was later on noticable departed.

A member of the family of the Dodge pickup chauffeur identified the victim as George Botello. Botello was a husband and father of two with a third kid due in November.

The family has actually established a Facebook charity event to cover funeral-related expenses.

HPD said speed is thought about a factor in the crash and it was not right away understood if drugs or alcohol were included. The crossway was closed for about six hours for the investigation at the scene, inning accordance with cops.

This was the fifth traffic-related fatal accident investigated by the Henderson Police Department in 2017.

Stay with FOX5 for more updates on this story.

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2 arrested in Henderson beating death of veteran, 71

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Henderson Police Anthony Andolina By Ricardo Torres-Cortez ( contact) Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017|7:20 p.m.

. A man and a juvenile are dealing with a murder charge following a prolonged examination into the death of a military veteran who suffered deadly injuries in a whipping previously this year, inning accordance with Henderson cops.

Robert Gamboa, 71, passed away several months after the April 2 incident in the 100 block of Water Street, cops said.

Anthony Andolina, 20, was detained on Friday on a murder warrant, cops stated. The unidentified youth was jailed the following day.

Gamboa had actually argued with a group of people before he was attacked by the suspects, inning accordance with cops, who were called about 9:20 p.m.

More details were not provided.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Henderson authorities at 702-267-4750. To stay confidential, contact Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com