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Man Confesses to Murder

(Las Vegas, KXNT)- A Las Vegas man has been arrested in California after he admitted to a Las Vegas murder.

Metro Police say they received a call from the Los Angeles Police Department early on July 16, saying they had received a 911 call from a man claiming he had killed his roommate a few days earlier at their Las Vegas home. Patrol officers as well as medical personnel went to the home on Elm Drive and found a woman dead inside.

Homicide detectives traveled to Los Angeles to interview 54 year old Martin Skropeta. As a result of their investigation, Metro detectives have arrested Skropeta for murder. He is currently awaiting extradition to Las Vegas.

Police have not released the identity of the victim and have not said how she was killed.

This is the 68th homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2014

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