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Police: Woman fatally stabbed another woman outside bar

A woman was arrested after police said she fatally stabbed another woman Tuesday night near the Boulevard Mall in central Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police officers found a woman with stab wounds to her neck in the parking lot of Champagne’s Cafe, a bar on South Maryland Parkway, around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a fight in the parking lot.

Another woman, 22-year-old Sarah Chavez, was being detained by a bar patron, police said.

Misty Madera died after being transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

A witness told police that Madera “was spraying blood everywhere.” According to the arrest report, when officers located Chavez, she was covered in what appeared to be blood.

Three women had argued inside the bar before it turned into a physical fight, witnesses told police. A bartender told officers she saw Chavez choking Madera.

The group moved to the parking lot and someone broke up the fight, police said.

Chavez denied stabbing Madera at first, but later admitted to having the knife and stabbing Madera about three times, according to the report.

Chavez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon. Her first court hearing was scheduled for Thursday morning.

Contact reporter Annalise Porter at aporter@reviewjournal.com.

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