A Las Vegas man allegedly slit his ex-girlfriend’s throat with a box cutter in a casino — leaving her with 30 stitches, according to a report.
Kem Peters, 33, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary and domestic violence and battery in the gruesome Feb. 5 early-morning attack at the Westgate Hotel – just one block away from the packed Strip, according to an arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Peters, who has two prior domestic violence convictions, approached the woman near the front lobby of the casino. She and Peters had been in a relationship for four years before separating two months ago, she told police.
“Peters pulled a box cutter from his pocket in right hand and told [the victim], ‘Now I’m going to slice your neck,’” according to the arrest report.
The victim was then shoved to the ground, where Peters quickly pounced on her, police said.
“Peters jumped on [her] and sliced her neck,” the report continued.
A witness who saw the assault tried to intervene, but was punched in the mouth. The attacker, identified as Peters by his ex-girlfriend, then sliced the man in the face, leaving him with a gash that later needed four stitches, police said.
Peters’ ex, meanwhile, was sliced with the box cutter “from below her ear to the front of her neck,” a wound that required a total of 30 stitches when she was treated at a hospital, police said.
It’s unclear where Peters was taken into custody following the alleged attack. He declined to talk to cops when he was arrested, the newspaper reports.
A message seeking comment from Las Vegas police was not immediately returned early Wednesday.
Peters — who has four prior domestic violence arrests, resulting in two convictions – remains held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center. His next date in court is on Feb. 24, records show.
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