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July 29, 2014

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Prostitute claims self-defense but is arrested in stabbing death of pimp

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A prostitute is suspected of stabbing and killing her pimp Saturday in a drug- and alcohol-induced fight.

Metro Police arrested Lisa Renee Davis, 42, on one count of murder with a deadly weapon for allegedly killing Sheldon “Sloan” Wesley. Davis, who was covered in blood when she was taken into custody, claimed self-defense, according to a Metro Police arrest report.

“He was coming at me,” Davis told the officers. “I didn’t know what to do so I stabbed him!”

The report indicates the following:

Earlier that day, Davis met with Wesley, her former boyfriend, and went back to his home on Allure Drive to do crack cocaine and pick up her belongings. Davis, who told police she was a prostitute and had been addicted to crack cocaine since 1996, had recently left Wesley – her pimp – after dating for six years.

They met while he was dealing cocaine on Fremont Street, and they developed a relationship that became abusive, Davis said. Though Wesley was Davis’ pimp, he often became jealous when she worked, beating and raping her, Davis said. Davis filed approximately 20 domestic violence complaints against him with police.

Saturday at Wesley’s home, Davis said she did crack cocaine and then called her friend to pick her up while Wesley was passed out on the couch – drunk on Four Loko, the report said. While Davis waited, however, Wesley woke up and told Davis she couldn’t leave. Davis said Wesley threatened to beat her “so badly that her parents would not recognize her.”

The two began to fight, and Davis armed herself with three kitchen knives and a rock. She swung the knives at Wesley to keep him away, and in the process, accidentally stabbed herself in the left hand.

Wesley then backed Davis into a corner, and she took another swing with the knife. At the same time, Wesley lunged forward, and the blade plunged into his chest. Davis told police she might have stabbed him a second time as she pushed him away from her.

Davis sprinted out of the home and apologized to Wesley as she fled.

In their investigation, detectives discovered a steak knife that appeared to have been cleaned. Blood inside the apartment confirmed a struggle.

Formal charges have not been filed against Davis, who remains in custody without bond in the Clark County Detention Center. Jail records, though, indicate she is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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