Las Vegas woman kills ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend by stabbing him with tweezers and stomping on his head
Grissel Gonzaga and her girlfriend had broken up just a month ago and they used to live in the same house where the attack took place
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: A Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged after she brutally attacked and killed her ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend by stomping his head and stabbing him with a pair of tweezers.
Grissel Gonzaga, 29, forced her way into the Henderson home of Travis Albert Smith, 28, where he lived with Gonzaga's ex-girlfriend Alexa Incandella, on December 7. She went in via a sliding door and attacked them both after finding them together in an upstairs bedroom, according to the Daily Mail.
In a 911 call Incandella made around 5 am, she told the dispatcher that Gonzaga had punched her in the face and stabbed her in the arms and legs with a long bread knife before turning her attention to Smith.
She said the 29-year-old had stabbed Smith with a pair of tweezers and that she could see a shoe print on his head, adding that he had fallen unconscious and stopped breathing.
When first responders arrived at the scene, they found Incandella bleeding and Smith unconscious. Her three young children, who were also in the home, were uninjured. While she was treated at the scene, Smith was transported to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries in the emergency room.
Incandella identified Gonzaga as the suspect and told detectives that she fled after attacking them. She was later captured while trying to escape on foot, a short distance away from the scene.
During a subsequent interview, Incandella revealed a possible motive for the attack and said she had dated Gonzaga for two years and had lived with her in the house where the attack occurred. She said they had broken up a month before the attack, and that Gonzaga had returned her keys and moved to California.
Evidence found at the home, which included bloody tweezers and a knife, matched Incandella's description of the attack. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Gonzaga had been ordered to stay away from the house as a condition of her release for a misdemeanor domestic battery charge from June.
Gonzaga has been charged with an open count of murder, attempted murder, domestic battery with a deadly weapon and burglary. She is currently being held at the Clark County Jail without bond and is scheduled to make her first appearance in court on December 12.