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November 25, 2017

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Grand jury returns indictments against trio accused in torture, slaying of homeless man

Three people were indicted today, accused of beating, stabbing and torturing a homeless man and — when he still wouldn’t die — stuffing him in his suitcase and putting the suitcase in a bathtub, according to Clark County prosecutors.

The trio played Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" on a cellphone while they filled the tub with water and waited for Carl Simon, 50, to die, prosecutors said.

The indictment charges Emilio Arenas, 43, Peyton Hemingway, 37, and Theresa Allen, 46, with first-degree kidnapping, murder and robbery with deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery, murder and kidnapping in Simon’s death.

According to a Metro Police report, Simon's body was discovered Aug. 12 in an east Las Vegas Valley Dumpster. His body was in the fetal position, naked. A ring inscribed with the word “peace” was on his pinky finger, and his ankles were bound with black electrical tape.

The Metro report indicated the slaying took place in an apartment at the Budget Suites at 4855 Boulder Highway and involved either money or drugs.

Clark County District Judge Linda Bell ordered no bail for all three defendants.

Their arraignment is set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 9. The case was assigned to District Judge Elissa Cadish.

Arenas and Allen are in Clark County Detention Center and Hemingway is in custody in California, prosecutors said.

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