Jul 21, 2021
City Of Orange Woman Found Beaten To Death In Las Vegas Motel Room; Boyfriend Justin Medof Arrested
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LAS VEGAS (CBSLA) – A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the beating death of his girlfriend in Las Vegas last week.
Justin Medof. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan police, at 8:16 a.m. on July 12, officers were called to a motel on Dean Martin Drive off the Vegas Strip where they found a woman dead with a head injury.READ MORE: Pursuit Suspect Hits Speeds Of Over 160 MPH Through Inland Empire
The victim was identified as 30-year-old Stephanie Duarte from the city of Orange, according to CBS affiliate KLAS-TV.
Her boyfriend, 31-year-old Justin Medof, was detained at the scene. Investigators discovered signs of a struggle inside the room, police said. It’s believed that she had been dead for a few hours prior to their arrival.READ MORE: Compton Woman Wins $50,000 In Californias Vaccine Lottery
Detectives learned the couple had gotten into an argument earlier in the night and then returned to the motel.
When officers arrived at the motel room, Medof was giving Duarte first aid, police said.MORE NEWS: Nurses Demand Better Staffing, Workplace Protections On National Day Of Action
Medof was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on open murder.
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What happened to the Norris Nuts dog?
FORMER Olympian Justin Norris and his wife Brooke are the head honchos of the Norris Nuts YouTube channel.
The duo posts family-orientated content on their channel alongside their six children, Sabre, Sockie, Biggy, Naz, Charm and Disco.2Brooke Norris and the Norris NutsCredit: Instagram/Norris Nuts Who are Justin and Brooke Norris?
Justin is a former Australian professional swimmer best known for his butterfly and individual medley swimming.
The 41-year-old won the bronze medal in the 200 meters butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
He competed against Michael Phelps at the Sydney Olympic Games.
Brooke, 41, is a Youtube content creator and the mother of all of the Norris Nuts.What happened to the Norris Nuts dog?
Justin and Brooke updated their five million-plus YouTube subscribers on the death of their five-day-old puppy, Bubba.
The couple explains how their newly acquired pup was involved in a freak accident on the fifth night.
However, neither Justin nor Brooke went into detail on what caused Bubba's death - only explaining how their children witnessed the pup die.
"Justin was in the wrong place at the wrong time... The puppy was, I guess," Brooke says in the nine-minute YouTube video.
"Yeah, I didn't know what was happening anyway. What happened was the puppy got hurt, and then since the puppy was so little, the puppy died.2The Norris Nuts pup, BubbaCredit: Instagram/Norris Nuts
"Yeah, like it was super traumatic for everyone," Justin adds, to which Brooke cuts in and says, "everyone was there like we saw the whole thing."
"Basically, the kids just saw the puppy die. They were holding the puppy. So, it sort of sucked for them, for everyone," Justin said.Most read in CelebrityROCK ICON ZZ Top stars pay tribute as bassist passes away after suffering hip issuesLive BlogROCKER GONE Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison dies after losing ability to move his legsACTOR PANIC Better Call Saul star, 58, 'awake' after collapse as son says 'he'll be okay'MAKING A SPLASH Kourtney stuns in luminescent thong bikini in pool amid pregnancy rumors'GET A JOB' Kelly Clarkson fans slam ex Brandon after order to pay him $200k a month'GONNA BE OK' Odenkirk 'recovering' after 'heart-related' collapse on Better Call Saul set
Brooke added: "I feel really bad for Justin because all he tried to do was something nice for everyone, and then in doing this nice act somehow in an evil twist of fate, Bubba died."
Brooke explains how neglect or negligence did not play a part in the pup's death.
The couple posted a video on July 24 titled, "NORRIS NUTS MEET THEIR NEW PUPPY Emotional," which showed them bringing home Bubba to their children.