Dec 21,2007 00:00
NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada man has been charged with killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son and then staging a car crash in a coverup attempt.
Trevor Carter was arrested Tuesday after he called North Las Vegas police to report the crash on a dirt road off I-215, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. He has been charged with murder, while his girlfriend, Amber Scott, is also jailed on charges of child abuse and neglect.
Sean Walker, a police spokesman, said that officers who responded to the crash scene, became suspicious very quickly. They wondered why Carter had driven off-road in a passenger car.
"To the trained investigator looking at this, there were enough questions about the scene of the accident for them to begin asking questions if what he was telling us was true," Walker said.
The dead boy's 3-year-old sister and another sibling are in the custody of child welfare authorities.
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