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Residents March to Honor Domestic Violence Victims

LAS VEGAS -- In the last month, three women have been murdered in Las Vegas, all victims of domestic violence. But Tuesday night, one organization honored the victims and fought back.

A group of community members marched to Woodlawn Cemetery where they held a special ceremony to honor domestic violence victims.

Each participant held the name of a murder victim from the past several years. Organizers say it's more than just remembering those who lost their lives, it's about fighting back.

The march was held in honor of Brittney Lavoll. Police say Lavoll was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Gipson, outside of a Jack in the Box last month.

Rebecca Ferreira, executive director of Safe Faith United, says the event is about raising awareness to a crime that, in many cases, has warning signs.

Police Make Arrest in 1983 Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Police have made an arrest in a cold case murder that happened 26 years ago at a downtown motel parking lot.

Metro arrested 51-year-old George Lawson on April 18th at his Las Vegas home. Police say Lawson admitted to the shooting 60-year-old Ismale Ceballos on December 20, 1983. The two men did not know each other.

"Someone was leaning on someone's vehicle, he said 'hey move, get out of the way,' they got into a verbal argument and then he shot him," said Lt. George Castro, Metro.

Lt. Castro says Lawson has a violent criminal history but only minor offenses in the past 20 years.

Fingerprint technology funded by a $1.9 million federal grant is credited with Lawson's capture. "We were able to discover a fingerprint that maybe we did not have the technology back then to process because maybe it wasn't as sensitive as it is today," said Lt. Castro.

First Trial in Las Vegas Hepatitis Cases Begins Today

LAS VEGAS -- Opening statements in Las Vegas' first hepatitis C civil trial took place Monday and it was a good look at how each side will present their case.

While the plaintiffs argue the pharmaceutical companies knew their vials of propofol were too large for use at the endoscopy centers, the defense says their vials were clearly marked for single use.

The plaintiff's attorney told the jury that the pharmaceutical companies being sued were the start of the entire hepatitis C outbreak. He says they were more worried about money than the patients.

"Drug companies are required to put patient safety above profits and if they put profits above patient safety, they must be held fully accountable," said attorney Robert Eglet.

Eglet is representing plaintiff Henry Chanin in the case. Chanin contracted hepatitis C from the Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center back in 2006.

Metro Investigates Security Guard Killing

LAS VEGAS -- A security guard watching over the William Pearson Community Center was murdered late Sunday night. The man was shot in the face and Las Vegas police are looking for three men.

As parents bring their children in for Urban League preschool activities, they find out how the one guard watching over this place at night was shot and killed.

"I've been in Las Vegas since 1955. I've seen times change, but this is horrible, this is worse than change. It's ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense," said Walter Kinchen.

Witnesses say three men ran away from the community center after the shooting. No one got a good description on the suspects, only seen as three black men in their late teens or early 20's.

Noting the angle and location of the bullet holes, the shooting was at close range and around the side exit.

City Workers Say Union Leaders Being Stubborn

LAS VEGAS -- As the City of Las Vegas threatens to lay off 141 employees to balance their budget, the union representing city employees faces a controversial split. More than 100 City Hall employees signed a petition agreeing to major wage concessions.

But those employees believe their voices are being silenced by union leadership.

Some members of the city employees union worry they're in the middle of a game of chicken between Mayor Oscar Goodman and Las Vegas City Employees' Association leadership.

City Hall employee Stewart Freshwater and 110 other employees signed the petition agreeing to most of the city's demands.

"I'm one of those that was designated to be laid off the 12th of June," he said.

But the LVCEA board voted 4 to 2 against allowing their members to even vote on the petition.

I-Team: Autopsy Sheds New Light on Baby's Death

LAS VEGAS -- The autopsy of a baby girl at the center of a lawsuit against University Medical Center has concluded an infection caused her premature birth.

The baby's mother, Roshunda Abney, claims UMC failed to properly screen her during her five hour wait in the emergency room. Abney eventually left without treatment and delivered her baby in her bathroom.

The coroner's report answers several questions related to Angel Dewberry's death. First, it notes according to paramedic records, Angel did take a few shallow breaths at the time of her birth. It also puts to rest speculation about possible alcohol or drug abuse. A toxicology screen found no trace of either substance.

The autopsy concludes Angel died from prematurity brought on by an infection that caused her mother's water to break 15 weeks early.

Alleged Ax Attacker to Plead Not Guilty by Insanity

LAS VEGAS -- The attorney for the man accused of killing a baby with a battle ax says his client will plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Defense attorney Norm Reed says Harold Montague was delusional at the time of the incident. Thirty-three-year-old Montague is accused of attacking Sandra Lisset Castro and her baby while the pair were walking down a street near Sahara and Maryland Parkway. The child died and the mother was critically injured. Police say the attack was random.

Reed says Montague is extremely paranoid and the state prison system is not capable of handling him. He wants his client sent to Lake's Crossing, a state run facility for mentally disordered offenders. The state may ask for the death penalty.

Montague is scheduled to be back in court on May 3rd to be arraigned on murder and attempted murder charges. A trial date is expected to be scheduled at that time.