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UPDATE: Arrest report released for cold case murder

Posted at 7:30 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:51:02-05

UPDATE DEC. 31: Las Vegas police have released the arrest report for Toby Wilcox.

Wilcox told police that he was with a group of people when they came across a 1985 White Camaro with Ohio plates behind the Cheetah's Lounge on Western Avenue.

Wilcox admitted that he and his group would often steal rims to sell or for themselves.

Wilcox said that the victim came out of the lounge and began fighting with someone in the group. He picked up a "stick with white paint" and hit the victim once in the head.

Wilcox said he did not mean to kill the man.

The "stick with white paint" was later determined to be a table leg.

An arrest warrant was issued based on physical evidence and Wilcox's confession.

A man has been arrested 23 years for killing a man behind the Cheetahs strip club in 1996.

It happened on Sept. 28, 1996. Police say they found a man beaten in the 2100 block of Western Avenue. He was transported to UMC Trauma with severe injuries. He died on July 27, 1997, as a result of his injuries.

Toby Wilcox, 41, was arrested 23 years later after police were able to match his DNA to fingerprints left at the scene.