Man Booked in Hammer Deaths of Vegas Mom, Child
Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast.This is an absolutely ghastly and gruesome crime. Had he used a firearm, the antis would have been all over this, but since it's just a 'hammer death', they don't care.
Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez.
Clay also was booked in the beating and rape of a 50-year-old woman in the same west Las Vegas neighborhood hours before the slayings.
Arturo Martinez, 39, the husband and father, was critically injured in the attack and remains hospitalized with head injuries. He has been unable to talk to investigators. Both the mother and daughter were sexually assaulted, Steiber said.
In the earlier attack, the 50-year-old woman was walking near an intersection when an assailant forced her into a nearby desert area and violently sexually assaulted her April 15. "(She was) chased, beaten and raped," Steiber said.
It's a shame he didn't try to attack the police and let them take appropriate action. What's also a shame is that the victims either couldn't or wouldn't defend themselves. Perhaps the anti-rights bigots would understand why so many people insist on carrying a firearm. The chances of something like this happening is very slim, but it's still possible.
If I had to choose a way to die, beaten to death with a hammer would not among the top responses.. What say you?