"Kubiak was under the influence of narcotics and beat the victim"
Ash Armand, a star from the reality TV show Gigolos has been charged with beating his girlfriend to death while under the influence of drugs at their Las Vegas home.
The 38-year-old, who was born in New Delhi, was charged under his real name Akshaya Kubiak.
He was arrested on July 16, 2020, after police said that he killed his girlfriend Herleen Kaur Dulai.
Armand was held at the Clark County Detention Centre. He was charged with one count of open murder.
A jail spokesperson said he has no bail set, pending a court hearing on July 23, 2020.
Armand, whose identity was not initially released, was identified after an examination by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Police said that they were called to a home on the 8400 block of Blackstone Ridge Court, near Decatur Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road, on Thursday after receiving a 911 call made by Armand saying that Miss Dulai was unresponsive.
Lieutenant Ray Spencer said that he called at around 10:20 am. Upon arrival, police officers and medics found the deceased woman inside the home.
In a statement, police said: “Upon arrival, medical advised the female was deceased and showed signs of trauma.”
Armand was detained and detectives were called to the property. They confirmed that he and the victim were in a relationship.
Police said: “Detectives believe that Kubiak was under the influence of narcotics and beat the victim to death.”
The coroner’s office investigation found that Miss Dulai died of blunt force trauma and strangulation.
During a press conference, Lieutenant Spencer said it appeared that there had been some type of struggle that led to the woman’s death. However, a weapon was not used.
It is currently not known if police have visited the home before.
Armand had starred in the reality show Gigolos, a Showtime program about five gigolos living in Las Vegas.
According to IMDB, he was introduced in season 3 and appeared in 38 episodes from 2012 to 2016 where he was described as a “raven-haired hunk”.
The show ran for six seasons, with the last airing in May 2016.
Armand’s Instagram page describes him as a sex and fitness educator and father.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at email@example.com.
Anonymous tips are also being received at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.