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(Las Vegas, NV) — Police in Las Vegas say a city firefighter paid a homeless man $600 to kill his estranged wife with a hammer.

A report released following the Wednesday arrest of 40-year-old George Tiaffay (TEE’-ah-fay) shows the scheme unraveled after alleged hitman Noel Stevens bragged about the slaying of Shauna Tiaffay to someone who contacted police. The 46-year-old mother was killed Sept. 29 in her Las Vegas apartment.

George Tiaffay and the 37-year-old Stevens were jailed Friday. They are scheduled to appear in court Monday on murder, conspiracy and other charges.

Police believe Tiaffay tried to commit suicide  while driving his car Monday, after learning he was a suspect in the slaying.

Detectives report finding items from the dead woman’s home and bloody clothing at Stevens’ encampments.


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