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Police report states man killed girlfriend, jumped off building

Las Vegas police say a man killed his girlfriend Sunday and then jumped off his apartment building, according to an arrest report.

Benjamin Farrey, 29, suffered head injuries after he jumped from his second-story apartment onto a concrete pool deck, the report states. He was admitted to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was arrested and booked in absentia on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

The report states that Farrey’s ex-girlfriend, living in New York, called police in Las Vegas about 3 a.m. Sunday. She told police Farrey had called her and said he’d “screwed up” and “hurt his girlfriend real bad,” the report states.

Police arrived at Shelter Island Apartments at 3770 Swenson Street, near Twain Avenue, where they discovered Mandi Perez, 28, dead from trauma around her neck caused by a sharp instrument, the report states. An infant child was found in a play-pen in the living room.

Farrey was discovered in the pool area later in the investigation.

He is being held without bail at Clark County Detention Center.

DEATH RULED AN ACCIDENT

Woman killed crossing I-15 identified as 38-year-old

The woman who was struck and killed by a pickup while walking across the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 Monday has been identified as 38-year-old Christine Lynn Feser of Los Angeles.

Feser was struck near Russell Road shortly after 6 a.m., Nevada Highway Patrol officials said. The Clark County coroner’s office has ruled the death an accident.

The accident is under investigation.

DEATH ‘SUSPICIOUS’

Body of 34-year-old woman found in condominium

The body of a 34-year-old woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide was discovered Tuesday morning in a condominium west of downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police were called to the woman’s home at the Bonanza Park Condominiums, 2221 W. Bonanza Road, near Rancho Drive, at 9:50 a.m. by a person asking for a welfare check.

Sgt. Rocky Alby said the death was “suspicious” but did not elaborate. The woman’s name was not released.

VOTE TO BE IN 2010

Proposal requiring pets to be fixed introduced to board

A proposed code that would require all cats and dogs to be spayed or neutered in unincorporated areas was introduced Tuesday before the Clark County Commission.

Commissioners will vote on the proposed rule in early 2010.

If it passes, pet owners who defy the code would be charged with a misdemeanor. They also could forfeit their illegal kittens and puppies.

Those who want litters would have to obtain a $25 breeder’s permit.

The rule would put the county in line with the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, which require pets to be sterilized.

The purpose is to cut down on the 30,000 animals euthanized last year and the estimated 500,000 feral cats in the valley.

NORTHERN NEVADA

UNR debuts device designed to simulate earthquakes

The University of Nevada, Reno has unveiled a device designed to help researchers learn more about earthquake damage.

The 50-ton shake table was tested Monday as the university celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research.

The new table will let researchers look at how a building’s contents are affected during a temblor.

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