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July 23, 2014

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Court rejects appeal of man convicted of soliciting inmate to kill judge

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday denied the appeal of Daimon Monroe, convicted of offering $500,000 to kill a judge, prosecutor and police officer in Las Vegas.

The court rejected Monroe’s arguments, including that the Clark County District Attorney’s Office should have been excluded from prosecuting the case and that District Judge Michelle Leavitt should have been barred from testifying.

Monroe was arrested in 2006 on a burglary charge and was convicted.

According to court records, while in jail, Monroe offered a fellow inmate $500,000 to kill Leavitt, who presided over the burglary trial, Deputy District Attorney Sandra DiCiacomo and Detective Bradley Nickell, who investigated the case.

Monroe, according to court testimony, offered $10,000 up front for killing each of the public officials. He was angry that some $300,000 in property and bank accounts had been taken after his arrest.

Monroe was convicted of three counts of solicitation to commit murder and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without parole.

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