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Woman in jail now accused of September Sparks motel killing

January 2, 2020 GMT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman who already was in jail on gun and burglary charges is now accused of killing a man at a Sparks motel in September.

Sparks police say Nicole Dattke was arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon in the Sept. 28 fatal shooting of 58-year-old Michael Krantz of Sparks.

Police found Krantz dead in a motel parking lot on 22nd Street after responding to a report of a disturbance.

Dattke also was charged Tuesday with child abuse and neglect, and being a prohibited person with a firearm.

She already was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 8 on a burglary charge. Her other earlier charges include grand larceny of a gun and buying, possessing or receiving a gun as well as probation and parole violations.

She was being held Thursday at the Washoe County Jail on $150,000 cash-only bail. Court and jail records don’t list a lawyer for her.