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Grand jury indicts man suspected in 2012 homicide

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Updated: 7/30/2014 12:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV – A Clark County grand jury this morning indicted a man accused of stabbing a Las Vegas man to death and stealing his vehicle and jewelry nearly two years ago.

Giovanni Kurtze, 24, faces charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon; robbery with use of a deadly weapon; and grand larceny, in the October 2012 death of Froilan “Roy” Abellera.

Kurtze was captured after he wrecked a 2004 BMW during a high-speed pursuit in San Bernardino, Calif. Jewelry he had in his possession, as well as the vehicle, were traced back to Abellera.

Kurtze was ordered held without bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7.

Also indicted today was Jihad Zogheib, 48, on one count each of theft and embezzlement. He is being held without bail. His next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 7.


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