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Live-in girlfriend runs over, kills boyfriend after dispute, police say

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 | 5:13 p.m.

Sounilak Ouchlaeun

Sounilak Ouchlaeun

Man run over by car in driveway

A 33-year-old Las Vegas woman is in jail, accused of running her car over her boyfriend and killing him after a dispute Monday night in Spring Valley.

The incident, which initially was investigated as a traffic accident, happened about 10 p.m. Monday in the 4300 block of Mammoth Creek Drive, near Flamingo Road and Buffalo Drive, Metro Police said.

Officers arrived to find Conrado Mendoza dead under the 2010 Toyota Venza, police said.

Police determined Mendoza and his girlfriend, Sounilak Ouchlaeun, had been living together since Nov. 1 and had been involved in an altercation that evening. A Metro Police arrest report indicated the two had been drinking when they got into an argument over Ouchlaeun’s interaction with co-workers at the Rio. Both Mendoza and Ouchlaeun worked at the casino.

Mendoza’s friend, who was inside the home at the time, said Mendoza broke a cabinet in anger, and both Ouchlaeun and Mendoza struck each other, the report said. Ouchlaeun told police she had seen Mendoza angry before, but not to the extent he was Monday night. That’s when Ouchlaeun, said, she decided to get her purse and two dogs, and leave until Mendoza cooled down.

Ouchlaeun then got into her vehicle, which was parked in the garage, and attempted to leave, police said. Mendoza’s friend told police he went to the car’s front window to ask Ouchlaeun to stay, the report said.

A witness told police Mendoza ran behind the car and had been yelling, “stop” and “no don’t” while pounding on the back window when Ouchlaeun suddenly backed the car over him, the report said. Other witnesses told detectives they believed Ouchlaeun knew Mendoza was behind her car. Detectives reported finding overlapping handprints on the back window indicating repeated pounding, the report said.

Ouchlaeun told police she did not know Mendoza was behind her car.

Police arrested Ouchlaeun in connection with her boyfriend’s death and booked her into the Clark County Detention Center, where she remains without bail. She is charged with murder with a deadly weapon.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the incident to contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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