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Authorities: Circus double-homicide room had malfunctioning door latch

<aJulius Trotter, connected to the double slayings of two tourists at the Circus Hotel and Casino was arrested in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Chino Police)
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( Image: Chino Authorities) FOX5 FILE FOX5 FILE LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- Circus hotel engineers discovered a defective latch plate on the door of the space where 2 Vietnamese travelers were stabbed to death 2 weeks earlier, inning accordance with police documents. Julius Trotter was detained in the double murder case. Inning accordance with his arrest warrant, engineers evaluated the victims’ door multiple times the day after the killings and concluded that the door “would not properly close on its own.”

” This would enable anyone to open the door by merely pushing it open,” the examining detective wrote on the warrant.

” Our preliminary examination did not indicate force was used to go into the room,” City Lt. Ray Spencer said at a June 6 press conference. “It’s possible the suspect simply opened the door.”

By contrast, MGM Resorts International said gatekeeper examined the doors on the 21st floor the night of the attack and found no concerns.

” It is standard operating procedure for security to examine every door to ensure it is locked firmly. We have no record of this door being opened, unlatched, or malfunctioning that eve the attack took place,” Director of Business Media Relations Brian Ahern said.

The report also described suspects like Trotter, who search for open hotel spaces, as “door pushers.”

” They stroll down the corridors and wait for one door that is unlatched to open up and ideally that will be their money for the day,” retired sgt. Richard Strader stated. Strader likewise worked as the Vice President of Security at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for about a year.

Cops also linked Trotter to the beating and break-in of an elderly woman at the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas.

Trotter is charged with two counts each of murder and robbery. He is likewise charged with an extra burglary charge.

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