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Woman arrested, 2 men wanted in connection with northeast valley homicide

Las Vegas police are looking for two men in connection with a late-night homicide in the northeast valley, officials said Tuesday.

Police said two men and a woman, Jennifer Mustachia, knocked on a woman’s door late Monday night and beat a man to death. Mustachia, 33, was arrested in connection with the attack, in which the female resident was also beaten.

The female resident called police from a convenience store in the 6800 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. She said another person had been attacked at her nearby house.

Officers went to the 6800 block of Fallona Avenue, near North Hollywood Boulevard and Lake Mead, and found a man dead from what appeared to be blunt-force trauma, police said. Mustachia was still at the home, where police said she fell asleep after the attack.

Metro’s initial investigation found that Mustachia and two men arrived at the home about 10 p.m. The two killers immediately started beating the man who answered the door, and Mustachia went inside and attacked the woman, police said.

After the male attackers left and Mustachia fell asleep, the female resident escaped to call for help, police said. She was taken to University Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Police did not provide any other information about the attack in a Tuesday release and did not elaborate on the nature of the relationship between the perpetrators and the people who were attacked.

Mustachia has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center without bail and faces charges of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit a kidnapping, police said.

Mustachia pleaded guilty to a charge of abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child in 2009, according to District Court records. In 2013, she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen property and had felony drug charges dismissed, according to justice court records.

Mustachia is scheduled for a court hearing today.

The identity of the man who was killed will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office after his family has been notified.

This is the 22nd homicide investigated by Metro this year.

Anyone with any information about this incident can contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the Internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@treviewjournal.com and 702-383-0391. Find him on Twitter: @WesJuhl. Ricardo Torres contributed to this report.

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