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November 18, 2017

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Police report: Sexual advances led to NLV stabbing

A 52 year-old man who is charged with stabbing another man to death earlier this week in North Las Vegas says he argued with the victim but did not stab him, according to the arrest report released Friday.

William Robinson, 52, was arrested on one count of murder with a deadly weapon after police identified him as a suspect in a death of Giermo Coletti, 54, on Monday at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Weber Street.

According to the arrest report:

During an interview with police, Robinson said he argued with Coletti after he made unwanted sexual advances. Robinson admitted to grabbing a steak knife in the kitchen but said he only pushed Coletti and did not stab him. Robinson said Colletti “could have been cut” when he pushed him.

Police were called to the complex after noon Monday when Colletti’s roommate found him dead in the bedroom closet with multiple stab wounds.

A bloody knife was found in the kitchen, and North Las Vegas detectives identified Coletti from witness statements.

The death was the first homicide of 2014 reported in North Las Vegas.

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