IN BRIEF

MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS

Suspect charged with killing girlfriend

Las Vegas police on Saturday arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend at their home in the 4300 block of El Cebra Way.

Clayton Lavell Wrencher, 45, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon. Police said Wrencher, the victim’s boyfriend, had fled the home near Mountain Vista Street and Harmon Avenue after the Friday night slaying.

The victim had multiple stab wounds in her chest and stomach and was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Her name was withheld pending notification of her family.

Police said the couple apparently argued after deciding to separate after 16 years together.

DRIVER FLEES

Collision with car kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died after colliding with a 1993 Honda Acura at the intersection of Valley View Boulevard and San Joaquin Avenue Friday, according to Las Vegas police.

The motorcyclist was traveling north on Valley View about 9 p.m. and was making a left turn at the intersection when his Harley-Davidson was struck by the southbound car, police said.

Debris hit the front of a Ford truck traveling north on Valley View.

Police are looking for the driver of the Honda Acura, who left his car after the collision and fled on foot.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at University Medical Center. Police did not release the victim’s identity.

It was the 29th traffic fatality to be investigated by Las Vegas police this year.

Anyone who saw the saw accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or Detective Dennis Magill at 828-3317.

2006 ATTACK

Three life sentences in casino worker’s rape

A 29-year-old Reno man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 beating and rape of a Harrah’s Reno worker in the resort’s employee restroom.

Senior Washoe County District Judge Charles McGee on Friday sentenced Antwon Bayard to three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

A jury earlier this year found him guilty of attacking the woman after she delivered a meal to a hotel guest.

The victim, who was 29 at the time and had just returned to work after having a baby, told the judge she does not feel safe and still has nightmares of the attack.

She suffered broken bones and has permanent facial disfigurement.

Prosecutors say Bayard showed no remorse and asked for the minimum sentence during Friday’s hearing.

WOMAN HOSPITALIZED

Salmonella poisoning victim recovering

A 77-year-old Dayton woman is recovering after being hospitalized in Carson City for salmonella poisoning from pepper.

Shirley Shultz’s infection coincides with recalls of white and black pepper over the last month by California-based companies Union International Food Co. and CJ United Corp.

The Nevada Health Division says Shultz is among nine Nevadans infected with salmonella from pepper this year, but she’s the only one who had to be hospitalized.

The state had five reported cases in Washoe County, two in Carson City and one each in Lyon and Elko counties. Similar cases were reported in California, Oregon and Washington.

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