Man suspected of killing Vegas roommate arrested

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Updated: 7/18 12:23 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a 54-year-old man who they say admitted to killing his roommate a few days earlier in Las Vegas after a dispute over the rent.

Authorities say Martin Skropeta has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is awaiting extradition back to Nevada.

Las Vegas police say they got a call from their counterparts in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning asking for them to check a house on Elm Drive. They said a suicidal man had called them saying he killed his roommate there a few days ago.

Officers who checked the Las Vegas home found a woman dead in a bathtub.

Las Vegas police say they traveled to Los Angeles to interview Skropeta, and arrested him in connection with the death.

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