In closing arguments Wednesday after seven weeks of testimony, lawyers for three people infected in Southern Nevada’s hepatitis C outbreak asked a jury to award their clients a total of $25 million in compensatory damages from three companies that knew for years that their 50-milliliter vials of propofol were being reused among multiple patients.
The lawyer representing Navy SEAL Nicholas Bickle addressed a Las Vegas jury today and accused federal agents of pursuing a criminal case against the war hero to generate publicity. Attorneys spent five hours presenting their closing arguments today, and jurors will begin deliberating Thursday.
A 20-year-old Bullhead City, Ariz., mother pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the death of her infant son. Staci Barbosa faces a 13-to-20-year prison term when sentenced in January for the June 2010 death of 5-week-old Matthew Vandergriff.