A Las Vegas woman was arrested after she allegedly barged into the bedroom where her ex-girlfriend and new beau were and used a pair of tweezers to stab the man to death.
Grissel Gonzaga, 29, is in custody and facing open murder charges after her alleged bloody attack on Travis Smith, reports local station KLAS-TV.
At around 5 a.m. on Dec. 7, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers were called to Gonzaga's ex-girlfriend Alexa Incandella's house where they found Incandella and her new boyfriend, Travis Smith, both injured.
When they found Smith, he was stabbed and also suffering from head trauma, according to an LVMPD release.
Smith was rushed to St. Rose Sienna Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Incandella was treated for cuts she sustained at her house, police confirmed.
When quizzed by investigators, Gonzaga allegedly claimed that she had tried to surprise Incandella after arriving in Nevada from California, but Incandella had told her she wasn't welcome, according to The Las Vegas Sun.
The next day, authorities suspect that Gonzaga dismissed the wishes of her ex and returned to the home. She allegedly “forced her way into the residence through a sliding glass door” and once she saw the two in the bedroom together, “a struggle ensued,” according to the LVMPD release.
Gonzaga allegedly punched her ex-girlfriend and then stabbed her with a long bread knife before using a pair of tweezers to stab Smith and stomping him on the head, KLAS-TV reports.
The woman struck the man so hard on his forehead that it left a distinct footprint, according to The Las Vegas Sun.
Gonzaga also allegedly destroyed a fishbowl, an iguana aquarium, a television set, some potted plants, and her ex's car windows before running away on foot, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
Gonzaga had apparently been sentenced to a 90-day suspended sentence for previously beating Incandella, according to the publication, citing Las Vegas Justice Court records.
She now faces charges for open murder, burglary, and domestic battery with use of a deadly weapon.
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxygen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.