Woman Accused in Vegas Hatchet Attack That Left Husband Dead

May 26, 2015 5:15 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police say a man was killed in a hatchet attack that was planned and executed by his wife and her brother on a Memorial Day visit to Las Vegas.

Authorities say 33 year-old Maria Hernandez of Idaho and 22 year-old Hector Gutierrez of California face charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

The homicide was first reported about 2:30 a.m. Monday as a carjacking.

Hernandez was at the scene when Las Vegas police found her husband dead from multiple injuries believed to come from a hatchet.

Police said the woman had asked her brother to kill her husband and assisted in the attack.

The AP sought comment on the charges, but couldn't verify a listed telephone number or an attorney for Hernandez and Gutierrez.


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