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Report brings shocking details about assault, double slaying

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 5/01/2012 4:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – There is new information in the brutal double homicide of a local mother and her 10-year-old daughter. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released its arrest report on the suspect, Bryan Clay, 22.

It began April 16 when Yadira Martinez's son showed up to school on April 16 saying his mom and sister were dead.

Officers found the two bodies in the home as well as Yadira's injured husband, Arturo, who is still recovering.

Detectives collected DNA from the scene as well as a jacket.

That same day metro investigated a sexual assault that happened in the same area, Tonopah and Vegas drive.

A woman called 911 saying she was being followed by a black male. Officers say they believe it was Clay.

When officers arrived they found the woman who said she had been sexually assaulted and her phone was stolen.

She hit the attacker with a rock, and he bled on her jacket.

That DNA was also collected along with a baseball cap left behind.

It was compared to the DNA at the double homicide scene and it matched, but officers didn't know who their suspect was.

It was ultimately that victim's cell phone that led to Clay's arrest.

Officers tracked the calls he made from the stolen phone, and the report says that's how they learned Clay's name.

He was picked up Friday, 11 days after the double slayings.

A new test was done. According to the report, Clay's DNA matches the DNA from the slayings and the sexual assault.

Clay also said the he had recently worn the jacket and hat that were found.

Clay is being charged with two counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder, four counts of sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping and robbery. He is expected in court on Wednesday.


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