Three suspects in murder of police officer appear in court

Three of the five young men accused of murdering a Las Vegas police officer at his North Las Vegas home Thursday appeared in court this morning.

The suspects, 20-year-old Saul Williams Jr., 18-year-old Prentice Marshall and 17-year-old Adrian Pena, appeared via video conference in North Las Vegas Justice Court today. Officials ruled late last week that Pena will be charged as an adult in the case.

The suspects face first degree murder with a deadly weapon, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery for their involvement in the slaying of 30-year-old Trevor Nettleton. The man was gunned down in his North Las Vegas home about midnight Thursday in what police say was a robbery attempt.

Two other men, 18-year-old Quadrae Scott and 18-year-old Emmitt Ferguson, were also arrested in connection with the murder. They have yet to appear in court.

Bail was denied for all three men. Williams, Pena and Marshall are scheduled to appear next on Nov. 30.