Las Vegas teen daughter and boyfriend killed and tried to dismember her dad, to run away together: police

A 16-year-old girl and her 18-year-old boyfriend are accused of murder in the death of her father, Daniel Halseth, whom they allegedly stabbed, tried to dismember and burned before fleeing in his car.

The pair’s goal was to run away together, and they made it as far as Utah from the family’s base in Las Vegas before being picked up in Salt Lake City, authorities said.

Aaron Guerrero and the daughter, Sierra Halseth, were charged with open murder, reported KLAS-TV, and extradited to Nevada, where they will be tried as adults.

Halseth’s body was discovered in a home last Friday when his mother sent a family friend to check on him after she couldn’t reach her son, Lt. Ray Spencer of Las Vegan police’s homicide unit told KLAS.

Halseth had been stabbed to death and his body burned, police said, according to People. His daughter and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found, and neither was Halseth’s car.

Police found a chainsaw, a circular saw and a hand saw inside the home, the latter item covered in blood, and tissue wedged between the teeth of the saw, People said. Surveillance video eventually outed the teens and revealed their activities, Spencer told KLAS.

“There had been items purchased, such as lighter fluid, that was used to light the fire,” Spencer told the station. “There was also the purchase of a chainsaw and a circular saw and a handsaw, where attempts to dismember his body were made prior to the fire.”

a person posing for the camera: Aaron Guerrero

© Provided by New York Daily News Aaron Guerrero

According to reports, Sierra Halseth’s parents had forbidden her to date Guerrero, and the two were running away together.

The video trail showed them “at various local big box stores where those items were purchased, where we have them on video surveillance, both of them purchasing different items, from the chainsaw to the bleach and items that were used to clean up the crime scene.” Spencer said. “There is surveillance video and receipts, indicating when the items were purchased here locally that were used in the cover up of the crime.”

Halseth was once married to former Nevada State Sen. Elizabeth Halseth, with whom he shared three children, including the daughter now accused of his murder.

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