A woman was arrested in north Las Vegas on Monday, less than two hours after police said she deliberately ran down a man in her car and killed him.
Jackqueline Martin, 43, is being held without bail for murder, according to court records.
Officers found the body of a man behind a bus stop on Monday at around 1 a.m. on Las Vegas Boulevard North on Belmont Street, just across from the Poker Palace Casino, the Review Journal previously reported.
The man was identified by the Clark County’s medical examiner’s office as Fredrick Mason, 49, of Las Vegas. He died of blunt violent injuries and his death was counted as manslaughter.
When the police were called by Mason almost an hour and a half after the hit, a witness pointed out Martin’s car, which was parked in the casino and had suffered major front-end damage.
Martin told police she was in an ongoing argument with Mason and believed he had slashed her tire. While Martin was parked in front of a 7-eleven next to the casino, she told police that Mason threw a stone through her windshield and ran away so she chased him in her car and ran him over.
After beating Mason, Martin said she drove off without calling the police, went home and had a glass of vodka before returning to the casino.
She is expected to appear again in court on Thursday morning.
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