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Police: Man accused of killing teen girl said he strangled her
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A 19-year-old Las Vegas man arrested in connection with the death and alleged sexual assault of a teen girl told police he strangled her before dumping her body in a vacant lot in northeast Las Vegas.
Man who stalked child porn victim gets 25 years
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
A former Las Vegas man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after stalking and harassing a known victim of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Expert: Hepatitis C victim suffered multi-million dollar damages
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the first trial connected to the hepatitis C outbreak linked to Southern Nevada endoscopy centers on Tuesday rested their case.
Man recounts hepatitis C’s effect on health, family
Monday, April 26, 2010
Henry and Lorraine Chanin had been married almost 30 years when they made a “bucket list” in 2005. Their children were grown and they had plans to see the world while they could still enjoy it.
Man accused of beating NFL's Javon Walker found guilty
Friday, April 23, 2010
The man accused of beating and robbing former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker was found guilty Friday on multiple felony counts. Jurors began deliberating Friday morning. After 4½ hours, they found Deshawn Thomas, 42, guilty on counts of first-degree kidnapping, robbery, battery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Jury deliberations to begin in case of man accused of attacking NFL's Javon Walker
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Jury deliberations will begin Friday in the trial of a man accused of beating and robbing former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker. In June 2008, Walker was found in a parking lot injured and missing cash and diamond jewelry.
Sentencing delayed for couple accused of sexual abuse
Thursday, April 22, 2010
A sentencing hearing was delayed Thursday for a husband and wife who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from allegations of sexually abusing their children when they were minors.
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in 3 murder cases
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The district attorney’s office will seek the death penalty against a man accused of using an ax to chop a Las Vegas woman and her infant, an attack that left the woman disfigured and the baby dead.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. associate indicted in skating rink shooting
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
An associate of boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been indicted on attempted murder and assault charges in connection with an August shooting incident at a Las Vegas roller rink.
Restitution payment prompts dismissal of elderly scam case
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The case against a man who prosecutors accused of exploiting an elderly man and spending the money on himself was dismissed this morning after he paid more than $300,000 in restitution.
Man details attack on former Oakland Raiders receiver Javon Walker
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
A man who pleaded guilty to his role in the beating and robbing of former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker was on the witness stand Tuesday, offering a jury his explanation of how the football player was found unconscious.
Opening arguments begin in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Monday, April 19, 2010
Opening statements are under way in the first trial connected to the outbreak of hepatitis C. Attorney Robert Eglet says the drug companies that manufactured and distributed large vials of the anesthetic propofol need to be held accountable.
Jurors chosen in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A jury has been seated in the first case linked to the outbreak of hepatitis C in Southern Nevada to go to trial. Thousands of lawsuits were filed in the wake of the largest hepatitis C scare in U.S. history. One person who filed suit was Henry Chanin, who says he contracted hepatitis C from a contaminated vial of the anesthetic propofol during a routine procedure.
NFL's Javon Walker cites 'bad judgment' before assault
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker testified Thursday that he no longer wears large amounts of expensive jewelry or flashes cash after being beaten and robbed in Las Vegas almost two years ago.
Man accused in fatal ax attack will use insanity defense
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The attorney representing a man accused in an ax attack that left a mother severely wounded and her infant son dead said he intends for his client to plead not guilty by reason of insanity when he is arraigned in district court.
Man goes on trial in attack on ex-Oakland Raiders player Javon Walker
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
A few months after wide receiver Javon Walker signed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract with the Oakland Raiders, he and a few close friends hopped aboard a Southwest flight for a weekend of fun in Las Vegas.
Hearing delayed for 2 accused in death of casino waitress
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The district court arraignment of two men indicted in the murder of a Hooters casino waitress was postponed until next month to give the district attorney’s death penalty committee an opportunity to review the case.
Bail set at $100,000 for woman accused in fatal DUI crash
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Paul Maidman was a decorated Air Force veteran. His sister says he wanted to be a congressman and was working toward finishing a second college degree. But instead of celebrating another achievement in Maidman’s life, his family is mourning his death.
Metro identifies officer involved in Sunday shooting
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Metro Police have identified the officer who fired a weapon Sunday morning after a man allegedly discharged a handgun in the northwest valley. The officer who fired his weapon was Jeremy Jacobitz, Metro said Tuesday.
Victim recounts alleged ax attack that killed infant son
'I could see pure evil in his eyes,' a witness testified
Monday, April 12, 2010
Scars mar Sandra Lisset Castro’s cheekbones. Her right eye doesn’t close the way it should, but even if it did, it couldn’t blink away her tears.
Jury selection begins in first hepatitis C case to reach trial
Monday, April 12, 2010
Jury selection began Monday in the first trial linked to the outbreak of hepatitis C in Southern Nevada. A lawsuit filed by Henry Chanin is the first to go before a jury, which will decide whether drugmakers should be held responsible after Chanin allegedly contracted hepatitis C from a contaminated vial of the anesthetic propofol during a procedure at the Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center.
2 men indicted in death of Hooters casino waitress
Friday, April 9, 2010
Two men accused in two different murders have been indicted by a Clark County grand jury in connection with the murder of a Hooters casino waitress.
Man accused of assaulting ex-Oakland Raider Javon Walker pleads guilty
Friday, April 9, 2010
One of two men accused of beating and robbing former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker pleaded guilty Friday to charges of robbery and kidnapping on the eve of a trial scheduled to start next week.
Woman, 29, accused of DUI in fatal morning crash
Friday, April 9, 2010
A 28-year-old Las Vegas man is dead after police say a suspected drunken driver rear-ended his car early this morning in the northwest valley.
New trial for former UMC chief set for August
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The trial for former University Medical Center boss Lacy Thomas has been reset for August. The judge granted a mistrial on Friday after an issue with discovery developed mid-trial.
Police: Man arrested in death owed money for Oxycodone
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The man arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of a man who was found last week inside a pickup truck owed the victim money for illegally sold Oxycodone, a Metro Police report says.
Hearing set for man accused of stabbing woman at group home
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A preliminary hearing has been set for a Las Vegas man accused of stabbing a woman multiple times at a sober-living group home last week.
Police: Man accused in 2 murders cut inmate in prison
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A man accused of murder in two separate cases picked up a new charge last week when he allegedly attacked another inmate at the Clark County Detention Center with a pair of scissors.
Man arrested in fatal weekend crash: 'I'm too drunk'
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A man arrested Sunday morning for drunken driving in connection with a fatal crash in downtown Las Vegas had a blood-alcohol level of .149 and told police, “I can’t drive home, I’m too drunk,” according to a Metro Police report released Tuesday.
Man accused in fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting pleads not guilty
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The 20-year-old man accused of shooting to death another man on Thanksgiving Day in the parking lot of a northwest Las Vegas pharmacy appeared today in district court, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Woman, 19, pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed 2
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
A 19-year-old woman accused in a Henderson crash that killed two people pleaded guilty today in district court.
Man accused of stabbing woman at sober-living home arrested
Monday, April 5, 2010
Police arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a woman at a sober-living group home on Friday. The woman survived, but a Metro Police arrest report released Monday said she was stabbed at least 20 and possibly as many as 36 times.
Man accused in fatal lead pipe beating pleads not guilty
Monday, April 5, 2010
A man who allegedly beat to death another man with a lead pipe earlier this year pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge of murder with a deadly weapon in district court.
Henderson man accused of killing girlfriend's toddler daughter
Monday, April 5, 2010
A 24-year-old Henderson man accused of killing a 16-month-old girl is being held without bail in the Henderson Detention Center.
DUI suspected in fatal crash on Charleston Boulevard
Sunday, April 4, 2010
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a crash Sunday morning near downtown Las Vegas left a 52-year-old man dead. Metro Police said a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser eastbound on Charleston Boulevard at a high rate of speed struck a 1980 Mercedes 300SD that was turning left from Main onto Charleston.
Grand jury indicts man accused in January police chase
Friday, April 2, 2010
The man arrested in connection with a January police chase has been indicted by a grand jury on 20 felony counts related to the pursuit and a string of thefts from vehicles in the days before the chase that ended at the Suncoast casino parking garage.
Former UMC chief's misconduct case ends in mistrial
New jury will hear the case later this year
Friday, April 2, 2010
The judge presiding over the trial of former University Medical Center boss Lacy Thomas granted a mistrial Friday morning.
Metro says man arrested after police shooting linked to robbery
Charges of obstruction, possession of a stolen vehicle dropped
Thursday, April 1, 2010
A man shot to death by Metro Police and a second man with him in a car that had been reported stolen have been linked to a November convenience store robbery, an arrest report says.
Judge brings murder, attempted murder cases together
Thursday, April 1, 2010
British-born Michael Lane is accused of murdering a woman, then using her car to try to run over a transsexual he solicited on Craigslist.
Police: Store clerk begged for life before fatal shooting
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The clerk murdered during a robbery at a North Las Vegas 7-Eleven is seen on surveillance video begging for his life before he is shot to death, police said. Two men have been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts, including murder.
Prosecutors to seek death penalty in woman's strangling death
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A California man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering a Las Vegas woman in her home in January could face the death penalty if convicted.
2 arrested in fatal January shooting at tire store
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Two men have been arrested in connection with a January murder and attempted robbery at a tire store in the northeast valley. Authorities are still looking for third man identified as “Pelon” who investigators say was involved in the crimes.
Hearing set for ex-boyfriend accused in fatal restaurant shooting
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The ex-boyfriend of a woman shot to death last week outside the Jack in the Box where she worked was arraigned Wednesday morning on a charge of murder in connection with her slaying.
Halverson's ex-bailiff pleads guilty to lewdness with minor
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The bailiff of former Judge Elizabeth Halverson pleaded guilty Monday to one count of lewdness with a child in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, district court records show.
Woman who left 1-year-old daughter in desert appears in court
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
A Las Vegas woman charged with child abuse and neglect for leaving her 1-year-old daughter locked inside her car overnight in the desert appeared in court this morning, where a preliminary hearing was set for next month.
Police: Fatal restaurant shooting followed dispute over children
Monday, March 29, 2010
A man arrested in connection with the death of a 22-year-old woman shot last week in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant told police he was angry because the woman was giving him problems about seeing his children.
Charges dropped against man tied to police shooting; officer identified
Monday, March 29, 2010
Charges were dropped Monday against a man accused of being in a stolen car shortly before a second man who was also seen in the vehicle shot and wounded a Metro Police officer. Also today, police released the name of the officer who fatally shot the gunman.
2 plead guilty in mortgage scam with elderly victims
Friday, March 26, 2010
Two men pleaded guilty to felony theft charges in connection with a scam in which an elderly couple’s home was mortgaged without their knowledge, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s office said today.
Fatal Thanksgiving Day shooting case bound to district court
Friday, March 26, 2010
A 20-year-old man accused in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of another man in a northwest Las Vegas pharmacy parking lot will answer to the charges against him in district court.
Man in car tied to officer's shooting appears in court
Friday, March 26, 2010
A man accused of being in a stolen vehicle shortly before a Metro Police officer was shot by a second man who was running away from the car appeared briefly this morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

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