The show “Deadly Women: Cling ‘Til Death” on Investigation Discovery tells the story of Vegas Bray, a former Navy mechanic from California who became obsessed with her ex-boyfriend, Victor Saucedo.
When he broke up with her, Vegas started following him and damaging his property until he started fearing for his life. When Vegas killed him in October 2012, his fears came true.
The episode shows how the police found her during their investigation. If you want to learn more about this case, you’ve come to the right place. Who is this Vegas Bray anyway? let’s find out
What does Vegas Bray do?
Vegas Batallya Bray was born in 1988 in San Diego, California, where she grew up. She was a pretty, smart girl who was known for treating people well. Although she came from a dysfunctional home and had no father, she never showed these problems in her grades. She got straight A’s in high school. After she graduated from high school, the army hired her as a mechanic for the navy. There she met Victor C. Saucedo, a fellow Marine who worked on a destroyer ship in Southern California. The two quickly fell in love and the relationship developed quickly.
In March 2011 they were together. They liked each other because they both had a dark sense of humor. But their relationship struggled because Vegas was jealous and didn’t like it when Victor spoke to his ex-girlfriend, who was also the mother of his child. By 2012 both had left the Navy. Victor went to a local college to earn money for his son, and Vegas got a job as a cocktail waitress at a strip club. By this point, Victor was no longer friends with Vegas on Facebook, blocked her calls, and never saw her again.
Even after they broke up, they continued to see each other off and on for the next 10 months. The government and witnesses say Vegas lost it here. She began walking around Victor and doing things like cutting the tires on his car, throwing bottles through the window, smearing peanut butter on his front door, and other acts of vandalism. Although Victor told police about it more than once, no one was ever charged or arrested.
A week before the murder, Vegas said Victor was trying to get back together with her and even agreed to rent her an apartment in his California complex. Later, police also found troubling notes and a bucket list on their devices. On the list, she wrote that she wanted to buy guns, kill Victor, and abuse him over and over again. On October 15, 2012, Vegas went to his house and they had a drink together. Vegas wanted breakfast in the morning after sex. Victor declined, and that was the last straw.
She was said to be ashamed, so she and her brother Santiago spent the morning at the DMV. On October 16, 2012, at around 3:00 p.m., Victor’s neighbors said they saw her going to Victor’s apartment and then heard a series of gunshots. She shot Victor nine times with hollow point bullets from a gun, killing him before calling 911 herself.
Where is Vegas Bray right now?
Vegas was taken for questioning, but she said she passed out and didn’t know what happened. A psychiatrist told her she was depressed and had post-traumatic stress disorder because she had been sexually abused for a long time. On April 24, 2013, she was charged with the murder of Victor and faced a judge. But after someone went insane in court, the judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation. After almost 3 years of treatment, the court ruled that she was ready to stand trial.
Her trial began on October 15, 2015. In her defense, she said that on that horrific day in October 2012, she had “post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders.” However, she was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison on January 8, 2016. In April 2017, she appealed the decision, but it was rejected. Official court records say Vegas, 33, is currently incarcerated at the women’s facility in central California. According to their prison records, Vegas is eligible for release from prison in October 2036.
Vegas Bray was born in 1988 but she never met her father. She grew up in San Diego. Although it was hard at home, she did well in high school. Vegas was beautiful, got good grades, had lots of friends, and was known as a “good girl” who never used bad words. So none of Vegas’ classmates would have guessed that one day she would follow an ex-boyfriend and shoot him the day after they met and had sex.
Vegas joined the military after graduating from high school. She worked in a naval machine shop where she met Victor Saucedo who was working on a destroyer ship. “He was a damage control man,” Victor’s friend told Snapped. “That means if something broke, there was a fire or a ship was hit by a missile or something, he was the first on board the ship to help,” the friend said.
He also lived in a bachelor pad with some Navy friends and was always dating different women. A friend said: “Victor has been with a lot of people. It’s hard to keep your attention for too long.”
Victor left the Navy in 2012, in part to spend more time with his 4-year-old son, whom he had with a former girlfriend. Victor wanted to be a part of his son’s life, even though his son’s mother found out she was pregnant soon after the breakup. He even began taking classes at a local college so that he could better care for his son.
Vegas had also grown weary of Navy life, so he asked for an early release, got it, and left the service. But she hadn’t worked much outside of the military, so she didn’t have many professional skills.
She got a job as a cocktail waitress in a strip club because she was beautiful and had a lot of curves.
Vegas and Victor knew each other from base. They started spending more time together and were dating in March 2011. Her friends were happy for her.
“Victor had a kind of sarcastic sense of humor, and she had the same kind,” said Victor’s friend.
A friend of Vegas said, “They were always together, so I thought, ‘Okay, this guy might be right for her.'”
But on October 16, 2012, Vegas found Victor dead in the hallway outside his bathroom. He was covered in blood on the floor in the hallway of his apartment. Vegas called 911 and told the operator that he had been shot. He said, “Miss, I don’t know. “I don’t know what happened.” She told police there was a gun on the ground next to him.
“Snapped” was told by a police officer that Vegas said “he shot himself it was suicide”.
But when the police and rescue workers came, they saw something strange.
Victor was shot more than once and his body was full of holes. He had actually been shot in the head, chest and hand. The prosecutor said the hand wound was “consistent with him holding his hand up to protect himself from gunfire.”
Five or six shots were fired quickly, then there was a pause, and then four more shots were fired. Since the revolver could only take six shots, someone must have reloaded it. There was a box of ammunition left there and it was very dangerous. The prosecutor said, “They used hollow point ammunition, which hurts people more than regular ammunition.”
Vegas was the only person at the scene, so she was taken to the train station to tell what happened. In the beginning, the survey was easy. Vegas told police that she met Victor in the Navy and that they had been friends for years. She said that they finally got together and that things were going well until Victor broke up with her out of the blue.
During interrogation, Vegas said, “He deleted me as a friend, he unfriended me on Facebook, and he didn’t even do it, none of it was personal or anything, he just stopped.” “Yeah, we talked on the phone and then on Facebook, and then I drove up to him because I was like, ‘What the hell? ‘”
Although Vegas was upset about the breakup, they hung out together off and on for the next 10 months. Victor eventually told Vegas that he didn’t want a relationship, even though Vegas had hoped for more. Vegas felt used.
In March 2012, a year after Victor and Vegas were officially a couple, Vegas went to his house, threw eggs on his car and slashed the tires. “I popped some of his tires. I banged two of them, and then I think in March I banged one, then another, and then two more,” she told police.
Victor tried to calm things down and make things better between them. Vegas said Victor offered to co-sign a lease on a new apartment a week before he was shot. Vegas came over to talk about his offer, and when he did, they started drinking together … and kept drinking. That night they slept together.