News

Jury To Deliberate In Vegas Dancer Slaying Case

View Comments
File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s now up to a Nevada jury to decide the fate of a former Las Vegas Strip performer who says he was acting in self-defense when he killed his dancer ex-girlfriend and dismembered her corpse nearly 3½ years ago.

Jurors will begin deliberating Wednesday, after nine days of trial in Clark County District Court.

Jason Omar Griffith could face life in prison if he’s convicted of first-degree murder. Prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty.

Griffith’s defense attorneys want the jury to consider a lesser voluntary manslaughter charge.

Griffith admits that Deborah Flores Narvaez (nar-VAYZ’) died in his arms during an argument in his home recording studio in December 2010.

He says he grabbed Flores because he says he thought she might have a gun.

It turned out she didn’t.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,212 other followers