Report: Suspect was drinking, doing drugs before alleged murders
A police report offers new details on the brutal murder of a mother and daughter.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For the first time since his arrest on Friday, we're learning details about the man charged in the double murder of a mother and daughter.
The arrest report says that Bryan Devonte Clay, who turned 22 just last week, was high on drugs and had been drinking shortly before the murders he is accused of committing. It also states that Clary wished police would have killed him instead of arresting him.
Bryan Clay goes by the name "King Junior" on his Facebook page, flashing what appears to be a gang sign in the mirror as he takes his own picture.
Clay now faces eleven felony charges, including murder and attempted murder with a deadly weapon and multiple counts of sexual assault involving 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla.
"He figured out a way to gain entry, he did it unbeknown to that family, and he victimized that family like nothing anybody has ever seen," Metro Police Lt. Ray Steiber said.
The police report states that Clay was partying with his brother and some friends the night of Saturday, April 14. He said he drank some dark liquor, took some 'transformers' (another word for ecstasy) and smoked some 'sherm' (cigarettes laced with PCP). That may explain how the 5' 7", 140 pound Clay overpowered Arturo Martinez. Martinez survived the attack but was taken to University Medical Center where he remains in a coma with fractures to the head.
"I've been doing this for 24 years and this is the case you never hope to see," Steiber said.
The police report says Bryan Clay's mother turned him in. She knew police were looking for him and contacted them last Friday. She told police her son was asleep at her home and they should come get him.
When cops arrived, Clay began to quote his own Miranda Rights before detectives could even begin. He told officers he didn't remember what happened the night of the murders, but after police told him what evidence they had, clay agreed "he must have done what detectives were saying he did."
Action News has reported that 10-year-old Karla Martinez was sexually assaulted, but now we know Clay is charged with raping her mother as well. And they weren't Clay's only victims that day.
DNA evidence taken from their bodies was matched to another sexual assault victim who was attacked nearby within hours of the murders. Clay is also charged in that crime as well as two others involving his pregnant teenage victim.