A brutal stabbing has left a woman dead and her boyfriend has been arrested for her murder.
The stabbing took place Sunday night in the southeastern part of the valley, near Green Valley Parkway and Maryland Parkway, and appears to be the end result of ongoing domestic violence within the relationship.
The victim, Sharon Jones who is from California, was on an extended Las Vegas visit with her boyfriend, Ricardo Glasgow, 53, to attend a birthday celebration.
Family members, according to Fox 5 Vegas, said that after the party at a Chuck E. Cheese, Jones and Glasgow arrived back at the residence of family members when the boyfriend cornered her in the kitchen and began stabbing her.
They tried to throw items at Glasgow, in an attempt to get him to stop, and then they thought he was going to come after them so the family members sought safety on the roof of the home.
After police arrived, Jones was still alive and was transported to hospital for treatment and died on the operating table.
She was stabbed at least 17 times.
The relationship between Jones has purportedly been volatile and Glasgow has made threats against his girlfriend in the past.
Glasgow was also wanted for a parole violation stemming from an attempted murder charge in 2005
Nevada can be a very dangerous state for women because Nevada ranks #1 in nation for violence against women by men.
In this case, the victim was living in California but visiting Nevada, further cementing the fact that Domestic violence leading to murder is very far-reaching.
It is a nationwide problem.
According to a study done by the Violence Police Center, the top 10 states with the highest incidence of homicides against women that were committed by men are;
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, help is available.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has an extensive state coalition resource list , broken down by state, where you can obtain help.
In Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force offers valuable resources including seminars. The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence website also offers resources, education and assistance to combat domestic violence.