NEVADA WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER CLAIMING CARJACKER RAN OVER AND KILLED HER BOYFRIEND

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Source: Henderson police; MEGA

Feb. 25 2021, Updated 4:50 p.m. ET

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Police in Nevada accused a woman of fabricating an attempted carjacking story to cover up running over a man and killing him after a fight.

On Feb. 23, officers responded to a call in Henderson just after 4 p.m. about a car crash involving a pedestrian. Henderson is located near Las Vegas.

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The Henderson Police Department stated Danika Cain, 33, falsely reported to officers that “an unknown male stole the victim’s vehicle” that she was a passenger in, “struck the victim with the vehicle, and fled the scene on foot.”

  

Kent Reed, the car’s 44-year-old owner, died at the scene, and law enforcement officials scrambled to search for the supposed carjacker, including with a helicopter. 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported at the time that Cain was seen sobbing at the scene while the victim’s brother looked on from across the street.

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 HPD later announced they had arrested Cain and charged her with one count of open murder with a deadly weapon. She is currently being held without bail at the Henderson Detention Center. 

According to a police statement, Cain “fabricated the initial incident” after she and the victim “had been involved in a domestic-related verbal argument.”

“During the argument,” Henderson police wrote, “the victim exited the vehicle and Cain struck the victim with their vehicle, killing [him].”

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