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Man Was Accused Of Killing His Mother. When Police Arrived, He Came Out Holding Apparent Bloody Knives.

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Source: Las Vegas Metro Police; MEGA

Sep. 21 2022, Published 2:13 p.m. ET

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A Las Vegas man who is accused of killing his mother with knives was arrested, according to a report.

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KSNV reported that Pablo Bonilla, 34, was arrested on Sept. 14 on suspicion of open murder. Bonilla's being held at Clark County Detention Center without bail.

According to police, Bonilla's brother called police and told them Bonilla had a pair of knives and was threatening their mother, Paula Prado. KSNV reported that officers set up a perimeter around the apartment, where Bonilla eventually emerged from holding two knives, one in each hand, that were covered in apparent blood.

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KSNV reported that the incident took place a little after 11 a.m. in the 2900 block of Juniper Hills Boulevard, which is near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard.

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When police went into the apartment, they found Prado covered in stab wounds. She was pronounced dead on scene, according to KSNV. The brother told police that Bonilla was arguing with Prado while possibly "tripping out from either drugs, alcohol or both."

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Neighbors told KSNV that they could hear someone yelling at Prado as she responded, "no," several times.

According to KSNV, Bonilla acted erratically while being taken into custody, and police wrote that they were unable to interview him. He had been scheduled to be in court on Sept. 20.


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