Man Sought in Slaying of Couple at Circus Circus Casino Hotel in Vegas Captured

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Jun/10/2018

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) — The Latest on the arrest of a man sought as the suspect in the killing of two Vietnamese tourists at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino (all times local):

5:10 p.m.

The FBI field office in Los Angeles says the suspect in the killings of two people at a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel was located in a home in Chino, California.

Federal authorities say Julius Trotter was arrested after a car chase. He is being held at a jail in San Bernardino County.

Court records show Trotter was sought in the stabbing deaths of a woman who owned a Vietnamese tour group and a male tour employee.

Sang Boi Nghia (NEE'-ha) and Khoung Ba Le Nguyen (WIN') on Friday were found dead in a room at the Circus Circus casino-hotel.

Court records show Trotter pleaded guilty last year in Las Vegas to felony resisting a police officer with a weapon and was sentenced to five years of probation.

Jail records do not list an attorney who could comment on Trotter's behalf.
1:45 p.m.

Police say a 31-year-old with a felony history in Nevada has been arrested in Southern California on a murder warrant in the killings of a woman who owned a Vietnamese tour group and a male tour employee in a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino.

Las Vegas police said Thursday that Julius Trotter was arrested following a police chase in the Los Angeles area less than a day after authorities said they were looking for a man in his 20s with a tattoo just below the neckline.

Officer Laura Meltzer, a department spokeswoman, said she didn't immediately know the location of Trotter's arrest.

Court records show Trotter was sought in the June 1 slayings of Sang Boi Nghia (NEE'-ha) and Khoung Ba Le Nguyen (WIN') in the Circus Circus hotel.

He pleaded guilty last year in Las Vegas to felony resisting a police officer with a weapon and was sentenced to five years of probation.

 

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