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Jorge Victorino-Vazquez Arrested: Man Tried To Have Wife Killed As His 'Birthday Present,' Cops Say

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Jorge Victorino-Vazquez allegedly hired an undercover police officer to carry out a hit on his own wife.
Jorge Victorino-Vazquez allegedly hired an undercover police officer to carry out a hit on his own wife.

A Las Vegas man is accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife as a "birthday present" to himself, according to an official report obtained by The Huffington Post.

On Saturday, police arrested Jorge Victorino-Vazquez, 32, following a week-long undercover investigation into the alleged murder plot.

A detailed police report outlines how Vazquez's alleged attempt to recruit and hire a hitman led to his undoing.

On April 15, Vazquez asked an acquaintance if he knew of someone "who would be willing to kill his wife or would sell him a gun," according to a police report.

The acquaintance-turned-informant -- whose identity remains undisclosed -- called the police three days later to alert authorities of Vazquez's alleged intent. The informant said he felt guilty knowing of Vazquez's plans. Police asked him to schedule a meeting with Vazquez.

On April 19, an undercover officer met the suspect at the Triple Play restaurant and lounge on Dacatur and Oakey boulevards, according to the arrest report. Vazquez told the cop he "wanted his wife killed because she was cheating on him, took his money, took his vehicles, wouldn't sign papers for him, and always threatened to call INS to have him deported,” the arrest report said. Price would not be an issue.

Police reports say that the officer gave Vazquez multiple opportunities to change his mind before requesting $2,000 to complete the hit. Vazquez instructed the undercover officer to break into his home sometime around midnight Sunday or early Monday morning to "beat him up, steal his stuff and kill his wife."

At a follow-up meeting on April 20, Vazquez paid the first of two $1,000 installments. He provided the undercover officer with a photograph of his wife, her name, the address and a hand-drawn diagram of his home. In addition, Vasquez delivered "information regarding his wife's morning habits," according to the arrest report.

Police documents also outline the undercover officer's second attempt at persuading Vazquez not to follow through with his orders.

"He never made any hint that he did not want to follow through," officials wrote in the report. "He went so far as to say it would be his birthday present."

On April 21, police conducted a third and final meeting. Vazquez delivered the second $1,000 as the "final payment for the killing of his wife," according to police. After Vazquez confirmed the hit with undercover authorities, at approximately 7:50 p.m., detectives clearly identifiable as police officers detained the suspect and took him into custody.

Vazquez is currently at the Clark County Detention Center. He is charged with solicitation to commit murder, conspiracy to commit murder and burglary.

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