Police report: Henderson woman killed husband after he spit in her face
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
He spit in her face and then she killed him.
That’s what a Henderson woman told police after she was arrested for her husband’s murder.
Shirron Gayles-Zanders, 50, is behind bars on an open murder charge.
It appears to be a terrible case of domestic violence.
But officers believe Gayles-Zanders was the aggressor.
“He spit on her face and that's what set her off in a rage,” said Officer Scott Williams.
It happened Saturday morning in a gated neighborhood on the 1100 block of Strada Pecei in Henderson.
Police said Gayles-Zanders’ husband called 911 asking for a civil standby so he could go in the home and retrieve property.
“Because he knew it would probably be confrontational between he and his wife,” explained Williams.
But police say he didn’t wait for officers to get there. Instead, he went into the home.
“This is a situation where someone lost their life because they didn't want to wait a few extra minutes,” noted Williams.
A police arrest report details a heated argument between a husband and wife. It reveals there was screaming and fists flying before the fatal stabbing.
Gayles-Zanders says her husband tried to "put a cigarette out on her face by pushing it towards her eye."
“At some point in that argument, she retrieved a fixed blade knife and stabbed him multiple times,” explained Williams.
According to Gayles-Zanders, her husband spit in her face. She called it the “ultimate show of disrespect.”
Police say when Gayles-Zanders called 911, she told the dispatcher, “I think I just killed my husband.”
Gayles-Zanders will be in court on Monday, Nov. 13.