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September 16, 2014

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Police: Father of slaying suspect says son heard voices

A man suspected of stabbing and killing his 25-year-old girlfriend last week in east Las Vegas was taken into custody Thursday, Metro Police said.

Suspect Christopher Rodrigo Salguero’s father reportedly told detectives that his son called him on Saturday, confessed to the slaying and claimed he “heard voices telling him that she was a witch,” according to a Metro Police report.

On Sunday, police identified Salguero, 23, as a suspect in the slaying of Amber Lorraine Peirson, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds July 25 at a home in the 4000 block of Sunrise Avenue, near Stewart Avenue and Lamb Boulevard.

According to a Metro Police report, Peirson’s roommate notified authorities when he returned home just before 11 p.m. on July 25 and identified Salguero as Pierson’s boyfriend.

Detectives then went to Salguero’s home, where he lived with his parents. Police noted blood stains on the front door knob and interviewed Salguero’s parents, who allowed detectives to search their son’s bedroom, where they found blood-stained shoes and shorts, the report said.

When told of Peirson’s death, Salguero’s father “became distraught and claimed he had warned the police that his son, Chris, would eventually do something like this,” according to the report.

Police could not locate Salguero right away and on Sunday asked for the public’s help locating the suspect.

Details about how and where Salguero was located have not been released.

He was being held without bail on a count of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and faces an additional count related to violating parole or conditions of a suspended sentence, authorities said.

According to Clark County District Court records, Salguero pleaded guilty in December 2012 to attempted battery resulting in substantial bodily harm in relation to an August 2012 incident.

He was given a minimum 19-month suspended sentence and was ordered to serve five years of probation.

In 2009, Salguero pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit a crime. His 12-month minimum sentence was suspended and he was ordered to serve three years of probation, according to court records. He also was ordered to participate in a drug treatment program.

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