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Carpet Cleaner Shot Dead in the Neck by Arson Convict in Las Vegas, Shooter says She had Blackout for Days before shooting

Carpet Cleaner Shot Dead in the Neck by Arson Convict in Las Vegas, Shooter says She had Blackout for Days before shooting

Las Vegas, NV: The Las Vegas Police Department arrested a 27-year-old woman after she shot a coworker in the neck.

Officials say the woman, who had previously identified herself as a 52-year-old man randomly killed a worker who was sitting in his van.

Court documents obtained by KLAS-TV indicate that on March 26, 27-year-old Kayla Alery—who has been out from prison since December due to an arson conviction—approached Raul Cardoza, a 41-year-old carpet cleaner, and shot him in the neck while he and his brother were enjoying a break.

Investigators discovered “a bag containing purported methamphetamine” and a .45-caliber revolver in her waistband, according to the police.

It is unclear whether Alery was under the influence of meth when the shooting occurred, but eyewitnesses described the incident as a “completely unprovoked” assault, as stated in the arrest report.

A woman’s alleged attempt to arson a car at an apartment complex was reported to the police in September 2022.

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A mob had collected around Alery, who was lying on the parking lot floor when the police came.

According to eyewitnesses, Alery attempted to arson a car in the parking lot.

After giving the name of a middle-aged man as identification, Alery requested a lawyer and refused to answer any questions when police took her into arrest.

Upon arrival at the hospital, she came clean about who she was. Several prior charges were found after a criminal history check, including domestic battery, coercion with force, DUI, burglary, and grand larceny of a gun. Additionally, there is an active warrant for domestic battery, according to reports.

Although he later confessed to lying, Alery still would not divulge any further details. She had a gun, gloves, a lighter, and a Halloween mask on her person when they found her.

Alery said in the aftermath of the incident that she “sometimes blackouts for days” and had no recollection of the events leading up to her arrest or her subsequent transport to police headquarters.

She was granted release in December 2023 after completing the mandatory minimum sentence of fourteen months following her guilty plea to counts of third- and fourth-degree arson.

She faced numerous offenses related to Cardoza’s killing, including open murder.

According to Fox 5, she allegedly assaulted another inmate who was cleaning up trays and debris in the open booking area while she awaited booking for her most recent offenses.

In addition, Alery is being accused of assaulting an inmate.

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