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Multiple Stabbings and Threats Lead to Arrest in Las Vegas Homicide

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, February 7, 2024 8:38 pm

Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has arrested 33-year-old Cornelius Williams in connection with a fatal stabbing early Saturday morning. The arrest report reveals he is also suspected of two additional stabbings and threatening another individual shortly before the fatal incident.

Details of the Incident:

  • On Saturday, February 3rd, around 12:45 am, LVMPD officers responded to a stabbing report at an apartment near Paradise Road.
  • They found the victim, Leary Adams III (51), deceased from a stab wound to the neck.
  • Witness testimony and evidence, including surveillance footage, clothing identification, and facial recognition technology, linked Williams to the crime.

Additional Allegations:

  • The arrest report details two separate stabbing incidents involving Williams that occurred earlier on February 3rd.
  • He is also accused of threatening another stranger with a knife shortly before the fatal confrontation with Adams.

Charges and Prior Convictions:

  • Williams faces charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, and assault with a deadly weapon related to the stabbing incidents.
  • He is also being held on unrelated convictions for felon in possession of a firearm and burglary of a business.
  • Additionally, an arrest warrant was issued four days prior to Adams’ death for violating a court-mandated program.

Investigation Ongoing:

  • LVMPD continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding these incidents.
  • Further information may be released as it becomes available.

Credits: Review Journal

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