Vegas man held in girlfriend death after argument

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Updated: 3/17/2014 7:33 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on a murder charge after calling 911 and reporting that his girlfriend was unconscious after an argument in their apartment.

Las Vegas police reported Monday that Edward Edgerton was arrested after summoning help for 24-year-old Tyanna Reynolds about 2:30 p.m. Saturday at an apartment on Nellis Boulevard.

Reynolds was pronounced dead later at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

The Clark County coroner was investigating the cause of death.

Edgerton told police that he and Reynolds argued about text messages she received from an ex-boyfriend, and that she later collapsed in the shower.

He later told police he grabbed Reynolds' arm hard enough to leave a bruise, struck Reynolds several times with a belt, and pinned her beneath him on the bed.

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