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Las Vegas man sentenced 16 – 45 years in boy’s killing

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Joshua Oxford was sentenced Wednesday from 16 to 45 years in prison for the death of 3-year-old Daniel Theriot. Oxford, 42, took a plea deal which reduced his charge to second-degree murder.

Joshua Oxford was sentenced to prison for the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

Oxford’s girlfriend, Cassie Smith, reported the boy missing at Sunset Park in Sept. 2018. Police said no one at the park could remember seeing the woman or her son. Theriot’s body was later found near the Lake Mead Recreational Area.

According to the arrest report, Oxford had a history of abusing the boy.

Smith is facing a murder charge and is scheduled to be back in court on Dec. 3, 2019... Read More

Mother arrested after teacher finds gun in 8-year-old’s backpack

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A local Las Vegas mother was arrested after her child showed up to school with a gun. According to Clark County School District Police, everything unfolded when a third-grade teacher at Bracken Elementary School saw the gun after the child opened his backpack.

CCSD Police say he immediately reported it to his teacher and said he had no idea how a gun got into his backpack. The school called his mom who admitted to CCSD Police it was her gun and that she forgot she put it in her son’s backpack.

The mother, 30-year-old Iris Guerrero, was arrested. She faces child abuse neglect charges. The following letter was sent home to parents.

This is Walter Bracken STEAM Academy Principal Stanica Sretenovic.
 As principal, my top priority is to ensure your child is safe at school, and to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community... Read More

I-Team: Man accused of killing Esmeralda Gonzalez to be released on house arrest

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man accused of murdering a local model and stuffing her body into an enclosure in the desert will soon be released from jail. Christopher Prestipino posted a $500,000 bond last week, but jail records earlier this week showed he was still at the Clark County Detention Center.

The 46-year-old is accused of killing 24-year old Esemeralda Gonzalez. Metro Police said he injected her with a pool cleaner and put her body in a structure in a desert area.

Metro Police and prosecutors expressed concerns about house arrest, and tried to prevent Prestipino’s release from jail. Before Prestipino’s arrest, police said he went to Belize. He also had access to financial resources to post the half a million dollar bond.

On Wednesday, Judge Douglas Herndon decided not to change a previous judge’s decision... Read More

LIVE: Murder charges filed for suspects in two recent deadly DUI crashes

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Wednesday, the Clark County District Attorney filed 2nd degree murder charges for the suspects involved in two of the recent DUI death crashes that killed three people.

Kevin Raspperry, 34, is accused of causing a deadly multi-vehicle crash on Oct. 27 that resulted in the death of Marcial Escobia, 65, and critically injured the passenger, Nimfa Escobia. According to the report, Raspperry drove his Toyota Avalon through a red light while headed westbound on Tropicana, hitting a Nissan Pathfinder.

Officials added the charge of 2nd degree murder with use of a deadly weapon to the original criminal complaint that charged four counts each of DUI resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, and reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm.  ... Read More

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week.

The attorney informed Catholic officials in New Jersey that he is preparing a lawsuit on behalf of a client who says he was molested by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in the mid-1970s, when DiMarzio was a parish priest in Jersey City.

DiMarzio said there is no truth to the accusation.

“I am just learning about this allegation,” he said in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press. “In my nearly 50-year ministry as a priest, I have never engaged in unlawful or inappropriate behavior and I emphatically deny this allegation. I am confident I will be fully vindicated.”... Read More

Some horses just horsing around in the snow

A group of horses had some fun in the snow outside their stables on Wednesday after a big snowfall in Austria. Here’s a look at the animals enjoying the winter wonderland... Read More

Local nonprofit works to combat homeless youth in the valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — November is “National Homeless Youth Awareness Month” and a local nonprofit is working to combat the high rate of homeless youth in Clark County.

‘Help of Southern Nevada’ has programs and services at its ‘Shannon West Homeless Youth Center’ to help these teenagers get back on their feet. Shannon West has three floors and can assist 166 younger adults, at capacity. Each young adult at the shelter is assigned a case manager and full support team.

Krishelle Williams, the education coordinator at Shannon West Center, says she helps homeless youth graduate high school, attend college or a trade school, and assist with getting them back into the work force.

One of the bigger problems this specific population face, Williams says, is finding a job... Read More