Two men convicted of killing tourist in Las Vegas

Two men on trial for killing an elderly California tourist in 2007 were found guilty of murder today.

A Clark County jury convicted Adrian McKnight, 21, and Michael Smith, 25, of murdering Angel Nieva during a robbery at a time-share where the victim and his wife were staying.

Nieva's wife, Lydia, was also beaten during the robbery. Nieva, 62, and his wife are from Southern California.

The jury convicted McKnight and Smith of multiple felonies, including robbery of a victim over 65 and battery.

A judge will sentence the pair on July 30.

Contact reporter David Kihara at or 702-380-8135.


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