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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Former Chillicothean faces murder charge

  • A former Chillicothe resident was arrested Friday on murder charges. Blake Valbracht, 29, of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday, July 5, following an alleged physical altercation with an unarmed security guard in downtown Las Vegas.
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  • A former Chillicothe resident was arrested Friday on murder charges.
    Blake Valbracht, 29, of Las Vegas, Nev., was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday, July 5, following an alleged physical altercation with an unarmed security guard in downtown Las Vegas.
    Officers arrived at the scene as medical personnel were rendering aid to the victim, according to a news release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. The security guard, whose identity had not been released at press time, was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    An investigation by LVMPD homicide detectives indicated "both men were involved in physical altercation when the victim fell to the ground and became unresponsive.” The cause and manner of death had not yet been released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
    The report stated Valbracht remained at the scene and surrendered to officers before being transported to the Clark County Detention Center. He faces one count of second-degree murder.
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