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UPDATE: Woman charged with roommate's murder admits she took meth, heroin that day

Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 21:05:31-04

UPDATE AT 6 P.M. APRIL 5: According to an arrest report from North Las Vegas Police, Paula Wynant told officers that she was under the influence of meth and heroin on the day of the homicide.

Wynant also told police that she was the one who killed the 56-year-old man. After the incident, she said she took the bus to a friend's house to get more heroin. 

Police say there was "no apparent provocation" for the killing.


A woman was arrested in connection with her roommate's death in North Las Vegas.

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Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of West Brooks Avenue, near Martin Luther King Boulevard, in reference to a possible body found. Officers located a deceased 56-year-old man lying outside a trailer near the back of the lot.

The preliminary investigation indicates the deceased man had been roommates with 39-year-old Paula Wynant, in a trailer on the property. Detectives learned there was a disagreement between Wynant and the deceased man which led to a physical altercation just outside the residence which left the 56-year-old man deceased on scene. 

Wynant was subsequently booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center for the charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

The coroner's office identified the man killed as Arthur J. Noble of North Las Vegas. The coroner said he died of multiple injuries but did not specify what those were.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.