Nev. Mom Was Allegedly Killed by Boyfriend in Front of Son, 6, Who Ran to Neighbors for Help


A 43-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing his better half during a homegrown dispute at her home, TV station KSNV detailed.

Presently before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, police discovered the collection of Yetundi Maples, 46, suffering from an apparent shot injury inside her home, Las Vegas Metro police stated in an official statement. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following day, Ishmil Swafford was arrested and set up for the Clark Region Detention Community for Open Homicide with a Deadly Weapon, police stated.

He is right now being held without bond, according to online records. After the shooting, a 6-year-old kid allegedly ran to a neighbor and said his mother had been shot, KSNV detailed.

The neighbor called 911. In a GoFundMe created by Maples’ daughter, she composed that her more youthful brother was “brave” when he reached out to a neighbor.

“[M]y mother Yetundi Maples was brutally killed by her live in sweetheart in front of my 6 year old brother who was sufficiently brave to rush to a neighbors house to alert them that our mother had been shot,” she composed. “We are so thankful my brother was not harmed.” She composed that her mother didn’t have insurance and created the account to assist with costs.

“[P]lease keep my family in your prayers as my baby brother actually don’t fathom the seriousness of what has happened,” she stated, “this will be a long difficult task for him as myself as I really don’t understand how this has happened to us.” It was unclear whether Swafford had entered a plea or obtained an attorney to speak on his behalf.

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