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October 1, 2014

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3 people indicted in man’s beating death, robbery

Three people were indicted today in the death of a man prosecutors allege was beaten for two to three days and robbed before his bound body was discovered in the northeast Las Vegas valley.

The body of Abraham Mathews, 37, was found April 10 on Sandy Lane, near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue. His hands and feet were cuffed and he was wrapped in a shower curtain and carpet, Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc Digiacomo said in court today.

Eric Orduna, 46, Jonathan Anthony Reyes, 23, and Amber Montoya, 24, are charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping, first-degree kidnapping resulting in substantial bodily harm with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder and murder with a deadly weapon.

Reyes and Orduna were arrested in June; Montoya was arrested in July.

Montoya was arrested after North Las Vegas Police spotted her driving Mathews’ car on June 2, authorities said. The sighting promoted Metro Police homicide detectives to take her in for questioning.

According to a Metro Police report, Montoya told authorities that Mathews had promised her the car in exchange for sex. She said the two knew each other from when they had used methamphetamine in a motel together, according to the report.

Montoya said Orduna and Reyes, whom she knew as “Knight Owl” and “Tinny,” were trying to steal Mathews’ banking information, according to the report.

Reyes told police that all three suspects beat Mathews, Digiacomo said.

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