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June 2, 2015

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Police: Man paid undercover cop $2,000 to kill wife as birthday gift

Metro Police arrested a man accused of plotting to kill his wife and paying an undercover officer $2,000 to do the job as his 32nd birthday gift.

Jorge Victorino-Vazquez, 32, of Las Vegas was arrested last weekend on charges of solicitation to commit murder, burglary and conspiracy to commit murder, according to the arrest report.

Victorino-Vazquez allegedly asked another person on April 15 if that person knew of anyone willing to kill his wife or sell him a gun, according to the arrest report.

The confidential informant, whose identity has been kept anonymous for safety reasons, called police three days later after feeling guilty about what Victorino-Vazquez had allegedly said, the report said.

Police asked the informant to set up a meeting with Victorino-Vazquez and an undercover officer on Thursday, the report said.

Victorino-Vazquez agreed to meet at Triple Play on Decatur and Oakey boulevards, police said.

Once at the bar, Victorino-Vazquez told the undercover officer in Spanish that he didn’t care how much it would cost, the report said.

Victorino-Vazquez “wanted his wife killed because she was cheating on him, took his money, took his vehicles, wouldn’t sign papers for him, and always threatened to call INS to have him deported,” the arrest report said.

According to the report, Victorino-Vazquez wanted the undercover officer to break into his home around midnight on Sunday and early Monday, “beat him up, steal his stuff and kill his wife.”

The undercover officer asked for $2,000 and gave Victorino-Vazquez several opportunities to change his mind, the report said.

Victorino-Vazquez allegedly agreed to the price and to meet with the undercover officer again, the report said.

During the second meeting on Friday outside a furniture store on Sahara Avenue and Decatur Boulevard, Victorino-Vazquez gave the undercover officer $1,000 upfront, a photo of his wife and a diagram of his house and neighborhood, the report said.

The undercover officer and Victorino-Vazquez met once more on Saturday to pay another $1,000, give the officer his wife’s name and the address to his house, the report said.

Victorino-Vazquez was taken into custody around 8 p.m. Saturday, the report said.

According to the report, Victorino-Vazquez was taken to an interviewing room inside police headquarters.

His right hand was handcuffed to the table and when a detective stepped out of the room, Victorino-Vazquez was seen through the interview door holding a belt around his neck, the report said.

Several detectives went to take the belt away from Victorino-Vazquez, who denied plotting to kill his wife but acknowledged that he paid the undercover officer $2,000 to break into his home and rob him, the report said.

Victorino-Vazquez was booked at the Clark County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

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