Las Vegas man accused of throwing infant to her death from balcony

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A Las Vegas man allegedly threw his infant daughter off a balcony, killing her in a dispute with his fiancee last Saturday.

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The two-month-old girl was allegedly thrown from a second-storey apartment balcony by Clarence Martin Jr. during an argument with the infant’s mother.

The baby, named London Martin, fell more than 22 feet and died from blunt force head trauma, Las Vegas police said.

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Baby London is pictured in a GoFundMe page. Photo by GoFundMe /screengrab

According to a police report, Martin then set fire to the apartment, killing the family’s pet poodle, which was found dead inside a cage, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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Neighbours downstairs told police they heard banging and screaming.

“Burn b—-, burn,” Martin allegedly said as he left the apartment.

In the police report, his fiancee said Martin has a history of “mental issues.”

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Police said Martin then fled in his fiancee’s white Mercedes-Benz, leading officers on a chase that ended at McCarran International Airport.

He allegedly crashed the vehicle at least three times before abandoning it at the airport.

The police report said he crawled onto a luggage conveyor belt and into a secured area where he changed into a “TSA Security” shirt.

The 32-year-old was arrested on the tarmac and faces charges of open murder, first-degree arson, torture of an animal and battery on a protected person.

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