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April 17, 2014

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Man arrested after fatal vacuum cleaner beating

Police have arrested a man in California on charges that he fatally beat his wife with a vacuum cleaner in North Las Vegas.

Authorities say Anthony Tyron Mayo, 37, was arrested without incident Tuesday in Mojave City, Calif., after a collaborative effort between Southern California and Nevada law enforcement agencies and the FBI.

He faces murder, coercion, and domestic battery charges in the death of 40-year-old Beverly McFarlane.

Police who responded to a North Las Vegas home in the 4300 block of Matinee Avenue on Aug. 10 say McFarlane reported her husband had strangled her before hitting her on the head with a vacuum cleaner two days earlier.

McFarlane was taken to University Medical Center and treated for a brain injury but died two weeks later on Aug. 23.

Mayo is in Los Angeles awaiting extradition.

The task force that arrested Mayo is made up of officers from Henderson Police, Metro Police, the Los Angeles Police Department, the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Fugitive Task Force.

Las Vegas Sun reporter Brian Nordli contributed to this report.

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  1. It amazes me that people cant find it within themselves to walk away from a situation before it gets so out of hand.