Murder parolee charged in killing at Reno motel

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/23 11:28 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 61-year-old man who was paroled from prison in November after serving more than 20 years for the murder of his fiancee in southern Nevada has been charged in the suspected murder of a woman at a Reno motel.

Police say Zollie Edward Dumas originally was charged with a parole violation after he told investigators he had killed a woman June 16 at the Lucky Motel on Fourth Street east of downtown.

Police identified the victim Monday as 49-year-old Carolyn Jo Smith. They said they completed an investigation into her death and subsequently charged Dumas with suspicion of open murder with a deadly weapon.

Dumas was convicted in 1988 in the stabbing death of Angela Griffin of Henderson.

He's being held without bail at the Washoe County jail. His initial court appearance is pending.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

Paladin - 6/23/2014 12:12 PM
0 Votes
MAYBE this time we will keep the murderer locked up for life!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.