A co-worker of Daisy Dahan holds up pictures of the slain victim who died inside her apartment on Jan. 10, 2014. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A Las Vegas man who admitted to using three different kitchen knives to kill his wife inside the couple's apartment was arraigned Thursday in a court room.
A judge set a preliminary hearing for Richard Dahan, 40, on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas Justice Court.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, Dahan was detained Jan. 10 when he appeared with bloody clothes on in the lobby of Metro's Northwest Area Command. Dahan told an attending officer there he stabbed his wife to death, police said.
They said three officers went to Dahan's apartment on Vegas Drive, broke down the door and found the body of 28-year-old Daisy Dahan on the kitchen floor.
According to the arrest report, Richard Dahan told investigators that his relationship with his wife had become strained in recent months and she had begun asking for a divorce, to which he objected.
Richard Dahan told police, according to the report, that on Friday, that his wife again asked for a divorce and asked him to sign the paperwork. He said he became very angry, grabbed a knife from the dishwasher and stabbed his wife in her neck. He said he then wrestled his wife to the floor and stabbed her again. He said he then grabbed a small cleaver and hit Daisy Dahan in the head. He said he then grabbed a third knife and stabbed his wife in her stomach and mouth.
Richard Dahan was charged with murder deadly weapon. He was being held in the Clark County Detention Center.
Dahan's relatives said they were trying to raise money to hire private council but will most likely remain with a public defender.
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