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Three indicted in torture, killing of homeless man in Las Vegas

Three people were indicted on murder charges in the torturing and killing a homeless man in August, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Theresa Allen, 46, Emilio Evalio Arenas, 43, and Peyton Hemingway, 37, were charged with killing Carl Pane Simon, 50, whose body was found inside a rolling suitcase in an east valley dumpster Aug. 12. His ankles were bound with electrical tape.

Simon had been strangled, beaten and stabbed before being placed inside his own suitcase, which the transient used to carry his belongings.

Witnesses told police that Arenas and Hemingway attacked Simon in a room at Budget Suites, 4855 Boulder Highway, near Flamingo Road. They accused Simon of stealing money intended for drugs, a Las Vegas police report said.

Allen helped clean the crime scene, the report said.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at fmccabe@review journal.com or 702-380-1039.

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