Two women who claim they were forced into sex trafficking have filed a lawsuit against Nevada officials and others over the state’s lax prostitution laws.
The courtroom was packed on Thursday when three people charged in connection with the killing of 27-year-old Roy Jaggers made their first court appearance.
The man was never charged with a crime, yet the government held on to his cash for months. Advocates say his case illustrates a broken civil asset forfeiture system.
U.S. District Judge Miranda Du wrote in her ruling that the law has “racist, nativist roots.”
Sergio Barajas, a 54-year-old from Chino Hills, California, was sentenced for a year and a day in federal prison in the bribery case.
In exchange for John Dabritz’s plea of “guilty but mentally ill,” White Pine County prosecutors have pulled capital punishment off the table.
The deal protects the defendants from prison time and reduced a long list of felony counts to a handful of charges typically reserved for minor crimes.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez, 35, is charged in the murder of her 7-year-old son, Liam Husted.
Within days, Nevada prison officials could finalize their execution protocol and disclose the lethal injection cocktail planned for the capital punishment of Zane Floyd.
A federal appeals court said Friday the nation’s largest private prison corporation can be held liable for negligence by a man who spent almost a year in solitary confinement at a southern Nevada facility without ever seeing a judge on marijuana-related charges.