LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman who faces a charge of murder with a deadly weapon told police she was a spirit medium and could sense a presence as they questioned her about a Jan. 14 shooting that left her dead ex-husband.
An arrest report for Emily Rose Ezra, 40, says she told North Las Vegas police detectives there was a spirit in the room, sometimes with her hands in her pockets, sometimes leaning against a wall. The spirit’s name is redacted in the document.
Ezra was arrested after the Friday January 14 shooting. She is being held at the Clark County Detention Center pending a preliminary hearing Feb. 2 in North Las Vegas Court.
Homicide detectives responding to the scene in the 6100 block of Osaka Pearl, near Tropical Parkway and Allen Lane, interviewed several girls in the house – the woman’s daughter – who told them they were living with their father after the couple separated.
Ezra – also known as Taneicia Lee Ezra, according to the arrest report – was described by a girl as “unstable” and without medication.
According to Ezra’s statement to the police, she was going to meet her ex-husband at a store to discuss a mortgage dispute. The man had told the girls that he was going to the store to get some food.
He returned home. When one of the girls went to help unload groceries, she saw her father’s van, but no sign of him. The mother’s car was in the driveway. When she heard three loud bangs, she closed the garage, entered the house and locked the door.
She told police the bang sounded like gunfire.
One of the girls told police that Ezra had recently spray painted a van and made threats with a gun. She also said she knew Ezra had a gun.
Another daughter said she saw the mother’s car drive away from the house after hearing the bang.
The father was found in the backyard of the house with gunshot wounds to the chest and head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.