Man Arrested in Machete Attack at Las Vegas Apartment Complex

Las Vegas police have arrested a man in connection with a machete attack the night before that left a woman dead and her two children maimed.

Police booked a 29-year-old Victor Cruz on murder and attempted murder charges after finding him in an apartment complex near Tropicana Avenue and Mountain Vista Street.

Investigators are accusing Cruz of attacking a 46-year-old woman and her two children with a machete after she told him to leave their apartment because he was drunk.

Police say Cruz and his girlfriend shared the apartment with the
family.

The woman died at University Medical Center.

Authorities say her 12-year-old daughter was in critical condition Friday with severe cuts and trauma to her head and face.

A 27-year-old man was also in critical condition Friday.

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