September 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Closings have begun in the trial of a former Las Vegas Strip performer who told a jury he killed his dancer ex-girlfriend in self-defense almost 3½ years ago.
Jason Omar Griffith could face up to life in prison if jurors find him guilty of murder in the asphyxiation death of Deborah Flores Narvaez during an argument at his home in December 2010.
Prosecutors say that what Griffith really did was get rid of a pesky former girlfriend whose pregnancy claim endangered his romance with another woman.
The nine-day trial in Clark County District Court has featured lurid testimony about violence between Flores and Griffith; his ongoing relationships with several women while she sought exclusivity; and the dismemberment of her corpse before it was found in tubs of cement.