Court proceedings relating to a September 2006 monthlong crime spree that left one man dead and another sentenced to death and netted four defendants $3 have nearly concluded.
On Wednesday, George Brass, 24, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Stewart Bell to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 44 years for his role in the crime spree that targeted Hispanics and others in killings, robberies and home invasions.
A Clark County jury in October found Brass guilty of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon, robbery with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, and two counts each of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and attempted robbery with use of a deadly weapon.
Authorities say Brass and three other men robbed a group of Hispanic men of $3 in an apartment complex parking lot on Pecos Road near Washington Avenue.
Brass’ co-defendant, Eugene Nunnery, shot and killed Saul Nunez Suastegui, 29, during the robbery. A jury last year convicted Nunnery of first-degree murder and sentenced him to death.
Brass was convicted in connection with Suastegui’s death.
Brass was found not guilty of seven charges in connection with another slaying during the crime spree, including murder with use of a deadly weapon and robbery with use of a deadly weapon.
Nunnery was sentenced in July to life in prison for another murder conviction and will stand trial in April for a third.
Investigators said Hispanics were targeted because the defendants believed the victims wouldn’t report the crimes.