Vegas couple indicted in death of man found in box

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Posted: Dec 15, 2011 12:24 PM
Vegas couple indicted in death of man found in box

A Las Vegas couple has been indicted on murder and conspiracy charges in the slaying of an apartment owner whose body was found in a garment box outside a downtown apartment building.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports 20-year-olds Anthony Stiger and Melanie Costantini also were indicted on one count each of armed robbery and burglary in the slaying of 58-year-old Harold Myles Shilberg. They could face the death penalty.

The indictment handed up Wednesday moves the case to state court. An evidentiary hearing that was scheduled for Monday is canceled.

Arraignment is set for Jan. 4.

Stiger and Costantini were arrested Nov. 14 in Southern California, about a week after Shilberg's body was found with multiple cuts.

Investigators reported finding a bloody saw with shoes and clothing in a plastic garbage bag in an apartment where Stiger and Costantini lived.