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Police Make Arrest in Woman's Murder
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NORTH LAS VEGAS -- An elementary school art teacher was murdered this morning at her home near Simmons and Alexander and police have the man they say is responsible in custody.

As police searched the home for clues to explain a deadly attack, friends and co-workers began arriving at the scene, devastated by the news.

They tell us the victim was their friend Bronwyn Richards.

Police received a 911 call while her attack was still happening. But when they got arrived on the scene, it was too late.

"She was transported to UMC where she was later pronounced deceased," said North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell.

Police say 40-year-old Bobby Dale Richards was responsible for the attack.

"He was here at some point during the investigation and he went voluntarily with investigators to give a statement and then in the course of that, the determination was made that he was going to be booked for the crime," said Bedwell.

According to Richards MySpace page, the couple were married and have two teenage children.

One neighbor says this is not the first time she's seen police at the home. "The police had been to their house, I would say, about four times last year and that is all I know," said Shirley Bunch.

Police say they've never gone to the home for domestic violence reasons. The Clark County School District confirms Richards is a teacher at Richard Neil Elementary School where co-workers say she taught art.

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