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Man, 60, indicted in death of girlfriend

A 60-year-old man was indicted in what prosecutors called “systematic abuse” that lead to the death of his live-in girlfriend, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Randel Anthony Torres Sr. faces one count of murder of a victim 60 years or older in connection with the death of 66-year-old Deborah Schuler, according to prosecutor Jonathan Cooper.

Torres attacked Schuler inside the couple’s apartment near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards on Feb. 17, according to the prosecutor. Schuler suffered blunt force trauma to the head and had bruises all over her body. Torres waited until Feb. 21 to call police, when witnesses reported hearing “thumping,” Cooper said.

Torres told authorities that his girlfriend had fallen. Schuler died 13 days later, and investigators launched a homicide investigation.

Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti ordered Torres, who was arrested May 8, held without bail.

Contact reporter David Ferrara at dferrara@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-1039. Find him on Twitter: @randompoker

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