A Las Vegas judge on Tuesday reversed a double murder conviction and death penalty for a man, ruling that his lawyers failed to call a potentially significant witness at trial.
David Ferrara covers courts and legal affairs. He joined the newspaper in 2014 after more than six years reporting in the Deep South, where he wrote extensively about the BP oil spill. Prior to that, he worked for newspapers, magazines and a wire service in Chicago. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Prosecutors are purusing capital punishment for one of three people charged with carrying out a two-state shooting spree on Thanksgiving that left one man dead in Henderson and targeted nearly two dozen people.
A Connecticut police officer charged in a Las Vegas DUI crash that left a fellow officer dead remained jailed Tuesday despite posting $100,000 bail.
A 45-year-old man was found guilty Friday in the 2007 fatal bombing atop the Luxor parking garage.
Samuel Howard, 73, sentenced in 1983 for fatally shooting a Las Vegas dentist while robbing him, should be granted a new penalty hearing, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled.
Arizona’s attorney general has filed a federal lawsuit against President Joe Biden over a recent coronavirus vaccine mandate.
An Idaho man who served prison time for his role in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff before charges against him were thrown out has sued the federal government for $100 million.
A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Las Vegas woman accused of driving over her boyfriend and killing him.
Nevada Supreme Court justices heard arguments Thursday on whether prosecutors should be allowed to serve in the state Legislature without violating the constitution.
A 29-year-old man was ordered to serve up to 25 years behind bars Wednesday for a central Las Vegas killing.
Investigators used records from social media, a rental truck and the victim’s phone to tie a Henderson man to the death of his missing girlfriend, court documents show.
Cheryl Beardall, 34, was last seen alive in July 2020, but her body has never been found.
A Las Vegas man linked to anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was indicted Wednesday on federal weapons charges.
A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Las Vegas to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 16-month-old son.