Henderson man Gary Gaston stabs ex-girlfriend to death and is now in police custody.
Limited information has been released, at this point, and the victims name has not been released until family members are notified of her death.
She as 43 years old.
It appears that Gaston went to his ex-girlfriends home in Henderson, located on Rising Brook Drive.
When officers arrived at the time, Gaston admitted that he stabbed his ex-girlfriend and was arrested.
It is also not known if Gaston called police or if any of the victims neighbors contacted authorities.
Unfortunately, Nevada Ranks #1 in Domestic Violence against women and has held that top spot for the past 5 years.
Why are the men in Nevada more prone to killing their wives, ex-wives, estranged wives, girlfriends and ex-girlfriends?
Exactly one week ago, Anthony Garcia, 22, shot and killed William Pierce, 25 and then killed him himself.
Garcia and his wife were estranged.
Garcia showed up at the home where she was staying and kicked in the door
His estranged wife was the likely the target and was able to escape from the home with her 3 children.
Also this year, Troy White, shot and killed his estranged wife, Echo Lucas, and wounded her boyfriend Joseph Averman. White reportedly refused to grant his wife a divorce.
According to the Violence Police Center that analyzed data for 2010, 91% of women killed in the state knew their killers and 51% of the women were the the wives, common-law wives, ex-wives, or girlfriends of the murderers.
If you, or someone you know, are a victim of domestic violence, 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.
To recognize the warning signs that your partner may abusive, please visit the HelpGuide.org
Henderson man Gary Gaston has been charged with one count of a first degree murder with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.