LAS VEGAS -- The two children of a couple involved in a deadly fight witnessed their father stab their mother and then stab himself, according to the arrest report.
The 16-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother ran from their home to a park across the street and called 911. They told police their parents were in a verbal fight when their father took a 10-inch knife and stabbed their mother in the chest, the report said.
Jodi Joyce, 40, died and her husband, James Joyce, 52, was critically injured, but is expected to survive. He was booked in absentia at University Medical Center for murder with a deadly weapon.
When police arrived at the Berkley Hall Street home, they talked with the children and then entered the unlocked residence.