When Judge Robert Lane announced the maximum sentence Tuesday of nearly 10 years for Joseph Patrick Lamoureux, he was implying that in the real world of today’s overcrowded prisons, minimum sentences turn out to be the maximums that many felons serve. That’s according to Nye County Chief Prosecutor Kirk Vitto. He was granted consecutive maximum terms for Lamoureux, who agreed to plead guilty to two felonies for a Sept. 19, 2008, shooting spree at Terrible’s Lakeside RV Park in Pahrump that wounded sheriff’s Deputy Eric Murphy.
Prosecutors showed jurors a photo of 4-year-old Jason Rimer during Wednesday’s opening statements in the trial of his parents, Stanley and Colleen Rimer, who are accused of second-degree murder and child abuse and neglect for leaving their disabled son in a Ford Excursion. Prosecutors argued the parents exhibited a pattern of neglect toward their eight children that was bound to lead to tragedy.
A jury on Wednesday found Wackenhut provided inadequate security at a Walmart parking lot on June 2, 2004, the night retired Air Force Maj. Michael Born was mortally wounded while changing his car’s headlight. Jurors said the security firm must pay more than $1 million in the wrongful death case in which the jury was convinced Wackenhut’s security was woefully inadequate. The same jury held the store was not liable for Born’s death.