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Las Vegas police arrest woman in 2013 murder of 'Star Trek: The Experience' actor

Arrest in 'Star Trek: Experience' actor's murder
Posted at 4:22 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 13:16:01-04

Las Vegas police arrested a woman Thursday in connection to the 2013 murder of a "Star Trek: The Experience" actor.

On Dec. 9, 2013, police responded to the 2800 block of Alta Drive, near Rancho Drive, to conduct a welfare check. Officers located an adult male, later identified as 70-year-old Charles Thomas Deishley, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

In August 2016, Kelleen Cota, Janette Martinez and James Martinez-Amador were indicted for a variety of financial crimes against Deishley. The three faced charges of racketeering, embezzlement, forgery, obtaining money under false pretenses and grand larceny.

Through the homicide investigation, an arrest warrant for murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder was issued in September 2017 for 57-year-old Kelleen Cota in connection with the murder of Deishley.

On Sept. 14, the Criminal Apprehension Team located Cota at a residence in the 3100 block of Bel Air Drive, near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway, where she was taken into custody without incident.

"Star Trek: The Experience" was open for 10 years before closing in 2008.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.