Las Vegas woman allegedly shot husband, tried to make it look like suicide

Las Vegas woman allegedly shot husband, tried to make it look like suicide


A Las Vegas woman fatally shot her husband while he was on a phone call — and then tried to make it look like a suicide, police said.

Emily Ikuta, 37, is charged with murder in the March 22 shooting death of Jourell Ng, 36, at the couple’s apartment, where Ikuta told responding cops her husband shot himself, police said Thursday.

But an investigation ruled out suicide after an acquaintance of Ng’s told detectives they were on a “live chat” with him when he was murdered, according to an arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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“They informed detectives they heard [Ng’s] dog barking in the background of the call, prior to hearing a slapping noise they believed was a gunshot,” cops wrote in the report.

The person on the call with Ng then heard a yelp before complete silence, police said.

Detectives said Ikuta’s version of events did not match evidence at the scene. She told a

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