Teenager allegedly left school after getting bullied, killed man in random attack and then returned to class

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Source: MEGA; Las Vegas Metro Police

Sep. 3 2021, Published 3:20 p.m. ET

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A 16-year-old boy in Nevada allegedly randomly broke into a stranger’s house, killed him and then returned to classes, police said

On Aug. 27, Vergel Guintu, 48, was at his Las Vegas home with his wife and mother-in-law. Around 10 that morning, the wife was in the kitchen with Guintu when they heard a noise and he went to check it out, detectives said, the Las Vegas Journal-Review reported.

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An intruder caught Guintu by surprise and fatally stabbed him in the neck. The victim’s wife told detectives the killer, who was wearing a mask and all black clothing, walked past her and fled through a window.

A neighbor alerted police the next day, Aug. 28, about a suspicious person in all black with a black backpack in the neighborhood around the time of the murder.

Police then stopped spotted Ethan Goin as he got into a rideshare in the area where the murder occurred. He was wearing all black clothing and carrying a black backpack similar to one the concerned neighbor had described.

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While officers spoke with the teenager, they noticed he allegedly had on boots spattered with blood. The teenager ran, and officers located him in a parking structure at a nearby hospital and took him into custody

Goin allegedly said that the morning of the killing he was in school and got bullied so he left, hopped a wall of a property in his neighborhood and stayed “in the backyard of the house for some time,” investigators said, according to KLAS-TV.

The teenager described what happened as “a blur,” police said, claiming Goin didn’t remember allegedly killing Guintu.

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Police said Goin then went home before eventually returning to his school. Later that day, police claimed, Goin discovered there was blood on his knife and learned about the crime after allegedly googling “Summerlin news” multiple times.

“Goin did not wish to inform the police of his actions because he knew his life would be over,” police claimed, noting Goin was allegedly on his way to a friend’s house to hide the knife when officers stopped him.

Goin now faces a burglary and murder charges. Per Nevada law, he is charged as an adult and is currently being held without bail, according to the Journal-Review.

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