Man Accused Of Killing UNLV Student Makes Court Appearance

Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Killing Ex

Associated Press
September 16, 2019 - 2:39 pm



NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for a 21-year-old graduate student accused of killing his ex-girlfriend wants a judge to prohibit police from talking about the murder case.

A judge in North Las Vegas on Monday denied bail for Giovanni Ruiz and set a Sept. 23 hearing on the gag order sought by Ruiz’s attorney, Gabriel Grasso.

Ruiz was arrested last week in the shooting death of 19-year-old Paula Marie Davis, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas economics student whose body was found Sept. 6 in her van at a North Las Vegas park.

Davis’ family says Ruiz was a UNLV graduate student who Davis broke up with a few days before her killing.

A police report says Davis described Ruiz as possessive and jealous.

Ruiz said nothing at his Monday hearing.