Man charged with murder in 15-year-old’s death

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A antheral was arrested successful transportation with the July decease of his girlfriend’s 15-year-old lad astatine a shooting scope adjacent Laughlin.

Kiley Seydlitz, 42, is being held without bail aft helium was arrested July 19 and charged with execution and 2 counts of kid abuse, according to jailhouse records.

Seydlitz is accused of recklessly handling a shotgun connected July 19 portion astatine a shooting scope adjacent Needles Highway and Bruce Woodbury Drive, resulting successful the decease of his girlfriend’s son, according to an apprehension study from the Metropolitan Police Department released Tuesday.

The Clark County coroner’s bureau said 15-year-old Xabier Etchart died 8 days aboriginal astatine Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center from a gunshot coiled to the head.

Witnesses told constabulary the radical had been shooting successful the godforsaken for astir 45 minutes erstwhile Seydlitz enactment his digit connected the trigger and talked portion the firearm sat connected the backmost of the truck, according to the apprehension report. When idiosyncratic got disconnected the truck, the firearm fell and witnesses said that’s erstwhile Etchart was shot.

Police said they conducted a nationwide tribunal records investigation, which showed Seydlitz had anterior felony convictions from Missouri and was presently connected probation. The charges were redacted successful the report.

Seydlitz is expected to look successful tribunal again Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

Contact Sabrina Schnur astatine sschnur@reviewjournal.com oregon 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur connected Twitter.

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