A 3rd Circuit judge has issued an arrest warrant for a murder suspect who failed to appear at a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

John J. Quas, 37 - charged with second-degree murder in the June 15, 1987, slaying of his wife - is in Las Vegas with car trouble, his attorney, Lisa Remal, told Judge Eleanor Van Sciver Tuesday morning.Van Sciver said she would issue a warrant if he didn't appear by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Quas is charged with killing Susan Quas, 35, who was shot in the head with a .44-caliber handgun in the couple's home West Valley apartment.