(Wesley Juhl, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – 32-year-old Jason Dej-Oudom killed his entire family then shot himself dead on June 29, this year.
Police reports show a history of various incidents of abuse by the man to his wife, Phoukeo Dej-Oudom, and three children, namely: Dalavanh Ariel, Xonajuk J.J., and Anhurak Jason. This includes his putting hands hardly over his wife and daughter, Dalavanh, in December 29, 2005 that brought them to a hospital. However, the incident did not result to Jason’s arrest as the same was classified as “Not a Crime/Other Service.”
After living together for nearly two decades as family since 2000 when Jason and Phoukeo got married to each other, the latter petitioned the Clark County Family Court for a divorce and primary custody of their children on May 25, this year. The petition was dismissed, however, when no one came at the scheduled hearing on June 22.
Several other counts of domestic violence were reported to Las Vegas police in the month of June, until in the night of June 29, Jason shot his wife in front of a northwest valley drugstore. When the police traced him, he and their children were already found lying dead in their apartment.