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Authorities arrest ex-girlfriend of man killed in Strip shooting, crash


Brian Nordli

Kenneth Cherry Sr. talks about the life of his son, Kenneth Cherry Jr., with his sister Becky Cherry, center, and his son’s girlfriend, May Hagos, in a press gathering at the Turnberry Towers on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Cherry Jr. was shot and killed while driving his Maserati on the Strip after a verbal altercation at the Aria valet area Thursday morning.

Updated Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 12:48 p.m.

A former girlfriend of Kenneth Cherry Jr., one of the victims in the Feb. 21 shooting and fiery car crash on the Las Vegas Strip, has been arrested on an alleged parole violation, according to Metro Police.

The Parole and Probation Division of the Nevada Department of Public Safety took Asmayit Hagos, 22, into custody Monday, Metro Police Officer Marcus Martin said.

Hagos, who also went by the name May, was on parole for a 2011 conviction for grand larceny trick-roll. Details about on the nature of Hagos’ alleged parole violation were not immediately available.

Cherry was killed in a predawn shooting while driving his silver Maserati on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooting led to a crash with a taxi cab, which exploded, killing two other people, the cab driver, Michael Boldon, 62, of Las Vegas, and taxi passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48, a businesswoman from Maple Valley, Wash.

Hagos, the mother of one of Cherry’s children, spoke publicly after the shooting, telling news reporters that Cherry was a caring father and denying reports that Cherry was abusive and engaged in pandering.

In 2011, Hagos pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny. A few months before she entered the plea, Hagos had agreed to perform sexual acts for an undercover police officer before attempting to steal a bottle of liquor from his room, according to a Metro Police report.

Hagos received a suspended sentence, according to Clark County District Court records, and was placed on intensive supervised probation. Among the conditions of her probation was for Hagos not to obtain any employment as an escort or outcall dancer.

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