Man Booked in Hammer Deaths of Vegas Mom, Child - ABC News
Man Booked in Hammer Deaths of Vegas Mom, Child
Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast.
Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, Lt. Ray Steiber said Saturday.
"This was a complete stranger killing a mother and daughter and attacking the father," Steiber told The Associated Press. "I've been doing this (police work) 24 years, and you don't see cases like this. I can't even put this into words."
Police were notified about the case when a 9-year-old boy, who was not injured by the attacker, came to school the next day and informed a counselor that his mom and sister were dead.
Nothing was taken from the house, and investigators were unsure of the motive for the attack.
"There's no rhyme or reason to why (it happened)," he said, adding Clay doesn't have a "significant" criminal history.
Clay also was booked in the beating and rape of a 50-year-old woman in the same west Las Vegas neighborhood hours before the slayings.
Steiber said he didn't know why the two boys, 9 and 4, were spared in the home invasion attack.
This story makes NO sense to me at all..
Why were the two boys still in the home for 24 hours??