LAS VEGAS – Police say an Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day.
Authorities say 33-year-old Maria Hernandez of Idaho, and her brother, 22-year-old Hector Gutierrez of California, face charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.
Police identified the victim as 43-year-old Enrique Hernandez.
Originally reported as a carjacking, police say Hernandez held down her husband as her brother fatally struck the man in the neck while they were on the side of a road in the planned attack.
A listed telephone number or an attorney for Hernandez and Gutierrez couldn't be found to seek comment on the charges.