Murder suspect targeted burglary left homework in getaway car

A newly released arrest report in the case says a Clark School District student arrested in a home burglary and murder in southwest Las Vegas left homework in a vehicle that police say was used to carry out the crime.

High school student Kamari Oliver, 18, was charged with murder, robbery, burglary and kidnapping on the March 25 murder of Natalie Mandoli, 24, in Las Vegas, at a home near South Torrey Pines Drive and West Robindale Road. Oliver’s arrest report states that he was detained at a Las Vegas Valley high school on March 28.

The name of the school where Oliver was detained has been omitted from Oliver’s arrest report. The school district said Monday in an email that it would not reveal the name of the school Oliver attended and that they would not “confirm or reject any student with that name.”

Police said Mandoli was shot in a bedroom of the home at 6400 Bright Nimbus Street during a home break-in and armed robbery. She lived there with w0man and her boyfriend. In Oliver’s arrest report, police said her boyfriend was known for “selling fine jewelry on Instagram”.

Police said the theft occurred at 2:10 pm when three men and a woman broke into the house and demanded money from its occupants. A surviving victim was forced into a locker at gunpoint and was repeatedly asked “what’s in the safe”. Then a gunfight broke out between Manduley and her attackers, killing Manduley in a bedroom.

Police said they found 26 different cartridge cases at the scene.

Mandoli’s friend reported the theft of $5,000 in cash to the police. He told the police that he had gone to the store at the time of the robbery, then came home and found the attackers leaving the crime scene in a white Mercedes-Benz. They drove off in the Mercedes, and the friend followed and smashed his car into the back of the attackers’ car, causing it to crash into a wall near the house. Police said the Mercedes driver got off and fired several shots at her boyfriend.

Oliver’s arrest report states that the police searched the Mercedes and found $5,000 in cash and a red backpack in it.

“Inside the backpack was a Chrome Book with a notebook for schoolwork, specifically math,” the police said. In the upper right corner of the homework is written the name ‘Kamari Oliver’ and ‘Fifth Period’.

Homicide investigators investigated the school district police and learned that Oliver was a CCSD high school student. Police said he missed the last two periods of school without excuse on the day of the murder. On March 28, school police informed homicide investigators that Oliver showed up at the school where he was being held.

Police said Oliver suffered burns and a tear above his right eye. He also had a small wound in the middle of his forehead and nose.

“Oliver was asked about his injuries,” police said. “He stated that he was in a fight at a party over the weekend. When he was confronted about the murder, Oliver stated that he wanted a lawyer and all interrogations stopped.”

Police said video surveillance showed Oliver disposing of a pistol near the crime scene. Police also said they received a call from a witness who said they removed Oliver from the area shortly after the murder. The witness said that Oliver approached them in their car and told them that he had been hit in a fight and that he needed a ride.

Las Vegas police denied an interview request on Monday, citing an ongoing investigation. Police said Oliver’s arrest report indicates that the woman who participated in the robbery was known to the victims and had contact with the community at home the day before.

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