SupranovichA Michigan man has been extradited to Nevada to face murder charges in connection with the death of his father last year in Laughlin. Thomas M. Supranovich, 52, of Saginaw, Mich., is scheduled to appear in Laughlin Justice Court Thursday morning. His initial appearance on ‘open murder’ charges is scheduled for 10 a.m., Nevada time, before Justice of the Peace Tim Atkins. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide section believes that Supranovich killed his father sometime on Sept. 20. They believe the son was unhappy with his father because only days earlier his father had him served with eviction papers in an effort to remove him from his apartment. The eviction notice was served by the Laughlin Constable’s Office. Metro had been called to the home of Demetry Supranovich because another son, who resides in Colorado, became concerned after he could not make contact with his father, and called authorities. It was when officers went check on the elder Supranovich’s welfare that they found him lying on his couch, naked. Thomas Supranovich, who was also inside the apartment, claimed he found his father deceased just before police arrived. He also told detectives that he hadn’t seen his father since he fed him breakfast that morning.  A Metro spokesperson said that the son was allowed to leave after being questioned by investigators. It wasn’t until later that they discovered that his story was not consistent with the evidence they were uncovering. For example, the Clark County Coroner’s Office, through an autopsy report indicated the older Supranovich’s stomach was empty and therefore could not have eaten anything for breakfast. Detectives also revealed that Thomas Supranovich had used an ATM card to withdraw thousands of dollars from his father’s bank account. Police in Michigan arrested Supranovich on an outstanding felony warrant from Nevada a few days ago. He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.

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