DAUGHTER FOUND HER
Woman who had spike driven into head ID’d
A woman who died Wednesday after a 6-inch metal spike was driven into her head was identified as Jana Adams.
The 42-year-old Las Vegas woman died at University Medical Center, where she was taken after her 16-year-old daughter found her bleeding in the garage of their home in the 5200 block of Jeff Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Walnut Drive.
Las Vegas police arrested Adams’ on-and-off boyfriend, Jesse Lucio, 42, on charges of murder with a deadly weapon.
Police believe Adams was killed when she tried to break up with Lucio.
MORE CHARGES POSSIBLE
16-year-old girl was pregnant when killed
A 20-year-old man arrested in the slaying of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend could face more charges because she was pregnant, Las Vegas police said Friday.
Katherine Jimenez was five or six months pregnant when she was shot dead Wednesday at the Royal Sahara Apartments on Sahara Avenue near Maryland Parkway, homicide Lt. Lew Roberts said.
Police arrested Omar Rodriguez on Wednesday on a murder charge in connection with her death. He also faces charges of stabbing Jimenez’s new boyfriend in 2007.
Authorities were awaiting medical tests before deciding whether to charge Rodriguez with killing an unborn child, Roberts said.
DOLAN SPRINGS DISPUTE
Arizona man gets 21-year sentence
A 21-year prison term has been imposed on a man who shot and killed a Las Vegas resident and wounded another man in northwest Arizona.
Ramon Lopez, 32, was sentenced Friday in Kingman, Ariz. Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steve Conn imposed a 15-year term for a manslaughter conviction in the August 2006 shooting death of Librado Bueno, 61. Conn tacked on six more years for aggravated assault in the wounding of Hector Rivera, 35 of Dolan Springs.
Both victims were shot during a dispute on Lopez’s property in Dolan Springs.
STATE ETHICS COMMISSION
Gibbons appoints Moran to panel
Las Vegas lawyer John T. Moran III was appointed Friday to the state Ethics Commission by Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Moran, who has practiced law since 2000, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree, both from Arizona State University.
The Ethics Commission has eight members, four appointed by the governor and four by the Legislature.