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Teen accused of stabbing girlfriend's dad to death in Las Vegas

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(CBS/AP) LAS VEGAS - A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his girlfriend's father to death in a Las Vegas home claims the girl asked him several times to kill her dad because he was abusive.

Jose Martinez  is charged with murder, conspiracy and burglary in the death of 45-year-old Jaime Guzman, who was found dead Monday inside a Las Vegas home. An unnamed 17-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy.

A police report said Martinez told authorities he jumped on a sleeping Guzman and stabbed him about 30 times with a pocket knife. The report also said Martinez told police Guzman denied being abusive as he pleaded for his life.

Martinez is set for a court hearing Thursday.

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