Alethea Kauffman whose son was victim in 2016 Las Vegas unsolved double homicide, arrested
LAS VEGAS — Alethea Simone Kauffman, 43, the mother of Nehemiah “Neo” Kauffman, whose body along with his girlfriend Sydney Land was found in their Southwest Las Vegas apartment on October 27, 2016, was arrested on October 5, 2019 for violation of probation/condition of suspended sentence.
According to Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court records, Kauffman is a convicted felon stemming from an arrest on October 24, 2012 for one count of unlawful acts concerning food stamps.
Kauffman pleaded guilty on May 6, 2016.
On August 22, 2016 Kauffman was sentenced to a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 34 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections. She was given credit for time served, 1 day, prison time was suspended, and she was placed on probation for a period not to exceed 5 years.
As a condition of her probation, Kauffman was to:
- Comply with curfew imposed by probation officer
- Pay $22,238.00 in restitution in minimum monthly payments of $694. 93, subject to modification by Probation and Parole on income verification.
- Abstain from use, possession, control of alcohol
- No driving unless proof of driver’s license
- Complete 4 hours of community service work each week during the term of probation, unless employed full time.
Alethea Kauffman is being held in the Clark County Detention Center, awaiting a Parole and Probation hearing on October 21, 2019.
Nehemiah Kauffman and Sydney Land were both found shot in the head. The 2016 double homicide is unsolved.
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