A judge in Las Vegas rejected arguments on Tuesday from lawyers for a man facing three murder charges who asked to throw out the death penalty.
David Ferrara covers courts and legal affairs. He joined the newspaper in 2014 after more than six years reporting in the Deep South, where he wrote extensively about the BP oil spill. Prior to that, he worked for newspapers, magazines and a wire service in Chicago. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
A former NFL player is expected to face 10 new charges in connection with the death of a 5-year-old Las Vegas girl, prosecutors said Tuesday.
A private lawyer, Elayna Youchah, has been selected to fill a soon-to-be vacant U.S. magistrate seat in Las Vegas, replacing Magistrate George Foley.
Prominent sports bettor David Oancea, known in gambling circles as “Vegas Dave,” must stay out of Las Vegas sportsbooks for three years, a judge ruled Monday.
A 40-year-old woman prosecutors say took an 11-year-old girl to the Las Vegas Strip to work as a prostitute is charged with sex trafficking and child abuse.
A retired Metropolitan Police Department detective was indicted Friday on a first-degree murder charge in what prosecutors described as the execution-style killing of her former son-in-law.
A Las Vegas lawyer was indicted in what authorities described as a scheme to sell nearly two billion shares of a worthless penny stock for profit.
A federal judge in Las Vegas sentenced a woman to 18 months in prison Wednesday for her role in stealing more than $2 million in tax refunds from the IRS.
A lawyer was swindled out of $1.5 million after authorities said she responded to a flyer for “Psychic Readings” she found on the door of her Las Vegas home.
A 32-year-old man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for a DUI crash that left another man dead last fall.
A former attorney and IRS agent was convicted this week by a federal jury in Las Vegas of failing to pay more than $500,000 in federal income taxes.
The sentence stems from a plea deal in which the 38-year-old suspended attorney pleaded guilty to a count of possession of a telecommunication device by a prisoner.
Linette Warrichaiet, 44, faces one count of murder for allegedly drowning her daughter, Kiersten Linette Boedicker, on Saturday afternoon.
The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection started accepting applications Monday for a judgeship left open by the retirement of Douglas Smith.
Prosecutors say Cristina Guadalupe Moya fatally stabbed her 2-year-old son then tried to kill herself because she was distraught over a breakup with the boy’s father.