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Jason Griffith describes last fight with slain dancer

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Jason "Blu" Griffith testifies at his own trial at the Regional Justice Center on Thursday, May 15. (Lindsay Curtis/FOX5) Jason "Blu" Griffith testifies at his own trial at the Regional Justice Center on Thursday, May 15. (Lindsay Curtis/FOX5)

Jason "Blu" Griffith continued testimony at his own trial on Thursday, describing a violent argument with dancer Debora Flores Narvaez that ended with her dead on the floor of his home.

Griffith is accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend in December 2010, then dismembering and hiding her body in tubs of concrete.

Griffith on Thursday continued to describe Flores Narvaez as abusive, harassing him constantly in the months leading up to her death. He said she claimed to be pregnant with his child.

Griffith told the court that at one point he called police and tried to get a restraining order against Flores Narvaez, who would constantly follow him home from work to pick fights.

Griffith said that when police would arrive at his home, Flores Narvaez would give herself bruises and tell officers that Griffith was the aggressor.

Toward the end of his testimony on Thursday, Griffith described the last fight he had with Flores Narvaez. He said that on Dec. 12, she arrived at his home, angry and jealous over his new girlfriend.

Griffith said the two began to fight and Flores Narvaez punched him in the face and threatened to kill him and herself. He said he was terrified and thought she had a gun in her purse.

"I was talking to her, holding her like this [gestures], her head's in here, hair in my face. I said, ‘Please don't do this right now. We can go talk to somebody.' I didn't know if she had a gun. I didn't know what she was going to do. I thought she was listening to me because she wasn't moving anymore," Griffith said.

Griffith said he wrapped his arms around his ex-girlfriend's neck and was trying to talk to her. He said it was then that he noticed she wasn't breathing. He said he initially thought she had passed out, but soon realized she was dead.

Griffith said he later looked in Flores Narvaez's purse and that there was not a gun in it.

Griffith said his roommate, Louis Colombo, returned home that night and the two placed a bag from Walmart over Flores Narvaez's face to see if she was still breathing.

"It didn't move at all. She was definitely dead," Griffith said.

Griffith said he and Colombo didn't know what to do with Flores Narvaez's body. They talked about burying it, Griffith said, but decided against it because the two are from New York and weren't sufficiently familiar with Las Vegas' layout.

"Eventually it's going to start to smell, so we talked about covering it, and the idea comes to cover it with concrete," Griffith said.

Griffith said he and his roommate tried to get the body out of their house and into a friend's apartment. However, the body, encased in concrete, weighed nearly 1,000 pounds.

Griffith said that's when it was decided Flores Narvaez's body would be dismembered.

"We take the body and start putting it in bags," Griffith said.

If convicted of first-degree murder, Griffith faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The prosecution has yet to question Griffith.

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