A Las Vegas man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of open murder with a deadly weapon, as well as attempted murder with a deadly weapon, Your Content has learned.
Spencer McDonald, aged 30, allegedly killed his grandmother, Dina Vail, and her boyfriend, Andrew Graden, and resided with their bodies for a prolonged period of time.
Subsequently, McDonald is accused of killing Chris Brassard, a maintenance worker who had arrived for a welfare check.
The tragic events unfolded when Dina Vail failed to attend her usual ballet class on Monday evening, which she taught at a local dance studio.
Concerned about her absence, a close friend who regularly accompanied her reached her apartment, only to find a package at the door and no response to their knocks.
Assuming that Vail had found an alternate means of transportation, the friend left.
However, when Vail didn’t show up for class, the friend contacted a family member, who confirmed not having heard from her.
On Tuesday, the friend informed the police that a family member had relayed a message from McDonald, stating that Vail had taken the day off but still hadn’t been in touch.
Worried about her well-being, a welfare check was requested. During the check, maintenance workers, including Chris Brassard, visited the apartment.
Knocking on the door yielded no response, prompting the workers to utilize a master key to gain entry.
Once inside, they discovered a piece of cardboard covering what appeared to be blood on the floor, as well as blood stains on the walls.
At that moment, McDonald emerged from a spare bedroom holding a weapon, attacking Brassard and injuring him.
The surviving maintenance worker managed to escape and notify the authorities.
Upon police arrival, they found the injured maintenance worker, while McDonald had fled the scene. However, he was apprehended after a brief pursuit on foot.
Investigators later discovered blood-covered items, including a large chef’s knife and a sword, during a search of the premises.
During questioning, McDonald admitted to living with his grandmother for approximately two years.
He confessed to bludgeoning and stabbing Vail in her bed several days prior to the subsequent events.
McDonald then awaited Graden’s return to the apartment, where he was also attacked. Afterward, he moved Graden’s body to the master bedroom and continued living in the apartment for several days, carrying out his daily routines without disposing of the victims’ bodies.
Notably, McDonald did not provide a specific motive for the killings, according to investigators, according to Court TV.