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Shauna Tiaffay

LAS VEGAS -- George Miguel Tiaffay was indicted on charges of murder in the killing of Shauna Tiaffay. He is accused of paying a homeless friend, Noel Stevens, $600 to commit the crime, with a promise of more payment later.

Tiaffay and Stevens were both arrested in the woman's death. 

The grand jury indicted Tiaffay and Stevens on the charges of conspiracy to commit murder, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary while in the possession of a deadly weapon, robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, murder with the use of a deadly weapon and burglary. 

Tiaffay's lawyer, Robert Langford, derided the indictment handed up Friday as "outrageous" and based on the grand jury testimony of "deranged" co-defendant Stevens.

Prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo and Stevens' lawyers declined comment.

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Shauna Tiaffay, 46, was found beaten to death in her Summerlin apartment Sept. 29. George Tiaffay called police to report he discovered his estranged wife's body.

In a statement released Friday, the family of Shauna Tiaffay said, "We are very pleased to see the justice system moving forward on behalf of Shauna Castleton Tiaffay, her family, and friends. We want to thank the Clark County District Attorney's office, as well as (Metro Police) homicide detectives, for all of their continued efforts and dedication to finding justice for Shauna. We wish all of them and their families a very Merry Christmas."

Langford said Tiaffay intends to plead not guilty at arraignment Jan. 3 in Clark County District Court.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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