LAS VEGAS — Elinor Indico might be going to trial in August for killing her pregnant sister-in-law Ashley Indico last year.
The wheels of justice move slowly not only in Nevada but in many other states, and those accused of murder often spend many years behind bars while trial dates are scheduled and rescheduled and lawyers file motion after motion.
Elinor Indico lived in California and struggled financially. She was in the process of losing her home and had no place to live. She also reportedly had a drug problem.
Her brother Aris Indico offered to let his sister stay at this home that he shared with his wife Ashley and their two children but warned his sister that drugs would not be tolerated in his home.
She was living with the couple just a short time before Ashley Indico was murdered on October, 17, 2013.
Just week earlier the two women had a shoving match. The final straw came after she was caught using drugs inside the family home and was asked to leave.
Instead of leaving, Elinor indico is accused of brutally murdering Ashley Indico.
Both of of Ashley Indico’s children were inside the home while their mother was being killed. One child was able to flee to a neighbors home. That neighbor, a friend of Ashley’s, tried unsuccessfully to gain entry to the home and chillingly described hearing Elinor screams followed by “orgasmic moans”.
Elinor Indico told police that they fought over money.
She was indicted by a grand jury on Nov. 8, for murder with a deadly weapon, manslaughter and child abuse, neglect and endangerment.
Indico’s intial trial date scheduled for January was cancelled.
At her hearing on Monday, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Aris Indico had trouble controlling his anger at his sister and was reprimanded for having an outburst directed towards his sister in courtroom.
A new trial date, pending any further delays or appeals, has been set for Aug. 18.