ARIZONA NEWS

Man arrested in Tempe on suspicion of first-degree murder of girlfriend

Apr 19, 2021, 6:00 PM
Mason Nez (MCSO Booking Photo)...
Mason Nez (MCSO Booking Photo)
(MCSO Booking Photo)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at a Tempe apartment complex’s clubhouse, police said Monday.

They said 23-year-old Mason Nez was booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

It was unclear Monday if Nez has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf about the case.

Police said Nez was found early Sunday morning covered in blood and holding the victim, identified as 23-year-old Tammy Begay.

Nez, Begay and another couple were hanging out in the clubhouse of their apartment complex Saturday night when Nez allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a pocket knife for an unknown reason, according to witnesses.

The other couple ran from the clubhouse and immediately called police.

Court records show the incident was captured on surveillance camera.

Police said Begay was rushed to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

During an interview with detectives, court records show Nez told police he could not remember how much alcohol he drank that night and he had no memory of what happened in the clubhouse.

Arizona News

(Courtesy photo/Arizona State Lottery)...
Torrence Dunham

2 Mega Millions tickets worth $10K sold in Arizona as jackpot climbs

Two lucky people in Arizona are $10,000 richer after purchasing winning Mega Millions tickets in Friday's drawing, but the grand prize is still up for grabs and growing.
19 hours ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
KTAR.com

Here are employers who are hiring in metro Phoenix

With businesses opening to full capacity and looking to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in metro Phoenix and Arizona are looking to hire. Here's the list of employers looking for workers.
19 hours ago
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...
Danny Shapiro

Husky who recovered from serious burns up for adoption in Scottsdale

A husky who has recovered from serious burns after being found as an underweight stray is ready to be taken home from a Scottsdale adoption center.
19 hours ago
(Facebook Photo, File/Phoenix Police Department)...
KTAR.com

Motorcyclist dies after 2-vehicle collision on Baseline Road in Phoenix

A motorcyclist who was rushed to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck Monday morning in Phoenix has died, authorities said.
19 hours ago
Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates speaks during a May 17 press conference with other county off...
Danny Shapiro

Maricopa County audit deal with Senate a ‘business decision,’ supervisor says

The deal Maricopa County worked out with the Arizona Senate over router access related to the audit of the 2020 election was a "business decision," according to one supervisor.
19 hours ago
Daniel Robinson was last seen in a remote area of Buckeye, Arizona, on June 23, 2021. His SUV was f...
Kevin Stone

Crews searching desert area for Phoenix man find somebody else’s skull

A human skull uncovered during the search for Daniel Robinson in a remote West Valley area is not of the missing Phoenix man, authorities said.
19 hours ago
Man arrested in Tempe on suspicion of first-degree murder of girlfriend