The body of 17-year-old Matthew Minkle was found in an abandoned house in Henderson, 16 miles north of Las Vegas. Jaiden Caruso, 16, and Kody Harlan, 17, were arrested in a stolen Mercedes in Las Vegas earlier. Russian roulette involves “loading a single bullet into a revolver, spinning the cylinder, and then pulling the trigger.” But was this „Russian roulette” ? Harlan told police that after Caruso brought out his revolver, he “never allowed the other participants to handle the firearm or pull the trigger themselves.” So Minkle was simply shot and killed. Police say that after Minkler was shot, the other teens didn’t call 911. „They never attempted to render aid.”
The suspects Jaiden Caruso, 16, and Kody Harlan, 17
The suspects did not report the shooting to police. According to police documents, Jaiden Caruso, 16, and Kody Harlan, 17, returned to the house shortly afterward, but only to clean up the scene and hide the body inside a downstairs closet under a plastic sheet. In a warranted search of Caruso’s cellphone, the report said, investigators found several “self-made videos” at the scene. The suspects had taken from Matthew the cash he had gotten for his birthday, about $300. Caruso replaced his shoes and spent some money on drugs. Caruso is charged with murder with a deadly weapon and robbery, while Harlan faces charges including being an accessory to murder after the fact. Police needs to investigate more.