LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Court documents obtained by FOX5 show that a woman charged for a seemingly random shooting murder in Las Vegas was recently released on parole following an arson conviction.

Kayla Alery, 27, was arrested on Tuesday night in connection with the shooting death of a man sitting in his work van at an apartment complex near Spring Mountain and Fort Apache. Police said it appeared to be a random shooting and that they have “no indication at all” that the victim, a 41-year-old man, had any prior interaction with the suspect.

A criminal complaint filed in Henderson Township Justice Court in September, 2022 indicates that Alery was charged with four crimes then: third-degree arson, fourth-degree arson, ownership or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and obstructing a public officer.

Details of Alery’s arrest explain that Henderson police were called on September 23, 2022 in reference to a woman attempting to set a vehicle on fire at an apartment building. Officers arrived on the scene and found a crowd gathered around a subject lying prone in the parking lot.

Las Vegas police are investigating a Tuesday homicide at an apartment complex.

Multiple people present pointed to the suspect, Alery, advising police that she had attempted to set a vehicle in the parking lot on fire. When officers took her into custody, she provided the name of a 52-year-old man when asked for identification. She then said she wanted a lawyer and refused to answer any questions.

A DMV check of the name she provided returned no information. Officers warned her of the crime she was committing by providing false information and she admitted she was lying but refused to provide any other information. A lighter, a Halloween mask, gloves, and a firearm were booked into evidence.

Alery was taken to Henderson Hospital, where she later revealed her true identity. A criminal history check revealed an active warrant for domestic battery as well as several prior arrests, including coercion with force, domestic battery, DUI, burglary and grand larceny of a gun.

She entered a guilty plea to the third and fourth-degree arson charges in Clark County District Court. Alery was sentenced to between 14 and 36 months on each charge, to be served concurrently.

Nevada Department of Corrections information shows that Alery served the minimum 14-month sentence and she was paroled in December, 2023.

Alery has an initial appearance in Clark County Justice Court scheduled for March 28. She is facing five charges, including open murder and assault with a deadly weapon.


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