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LAPD: Man confesses to Vegas roommate's murder

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Updated: 7/17/2014 2:49 pm

LAS VEGAS (KSNV – A man has been arrested in Los Angeles for the killing of his roommate in Las Vegas, according to a news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Martin Skropeta, 54, of Las Vegas was arrested for murder and awaiting extradition to Las Vegas.

According to the release, Metro received a call just before 12:20 a.m. Wednesday from the Los Angeles Police Department requesting a welfare check at a residence in the 500 block of Elm Drive, near East Twain Avenue and Paradise Road. The LAPD officer said the department received a 911 call from a man saying he had killed his roommate a few days earlier at their Las Vegas residence.

Metro officers and medical personnel responded to the Las Vegas address and discovered a deceased woman inside.

The identity of the victim and cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

This is the 68th homicide investigated by Metro in 2014. Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to call Metro’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or email

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit Tips directly leading to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.


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