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Las Vegas woman stabs boyfriend over cell phone fight, now accued of his murder

las vegas woman stabs boyfriend over cell phone argument now charged with his murder
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Jun. 11 2021, Published 11:56 a.m. ET

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An argument over a cell phone between a 42-year-old Las Vegas woman and her 33-year-old boyfriend ended with him stabbed to death.

The woman is now being charged in connection to his murder.

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Around 8:30 p.m. June 7, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a disturbance at a home, officials said.

Once there, police said they found Mario Vazquez, 33, suffering from a stab wound to his right thigh. Vazquez was taken to University Medical Center and he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

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Police said they talked to his girlfriend, Maria Campos, 42, and she initially told them Vazquez fell and stabbed himself.


However, officers continued to question Campos and Las Vegas Review-Journal reported she admitted to stabbing Vazquez during an argument over a cell phone but that she didn’t intend to kill him.

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According to police, Campos said they started arguing over her missing phone. She said Vazquez was becoming more upset, so she grabbed a large butcher knife.

Vazquez started walking toward Campos as she was backing away, when she fell down on the stairs, police said.

At this point, Campos stabbed Vazquez once in the leg, according to authorities.

Campos was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder, police said.


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