A judge heard testimony and reviewed surveillance video Friday before ordering a Las Vegas smoke shop clerk to stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.
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Jurors took about two hours to convict 48-year-old Melvyn Sprowson on four counts of unlawful use of a minor in the production of pornography, as well as one count each of first-degree kidnapping and child abuse or neglect.
Defendant Melvyn Sprowson spoke to jurors for a final time Thursday as he delivered an animated closing argument in his kidnapping and child porn trial. Jurors will begin deliberations in the case Friday.
Melvyn Sprowson took the stand Wednesday in his kidnapping and child porn trial. Acting as his own defense, he said he kept a 16-year-old girl in his apartment for about two months because he was afraid she would kill herself if he took her home.
The man accused in a shooting incident on a bus Saturday on the Las Vegas Strip made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.
One man arrested after a robbery at a jewelry store at the Bellagio earlier Saturday appeared in court on Wednesday.
Lawyers for the Vistana Homeowners Association argued to a judge Tuesday that they are entitled to $7 million in damages from a law firm they say helped to advance a fraud scheme.
The Las Vegas doctor convicted last week of 11 felony drug and financial counts still has an active license to practice medicine in Nevada, making him one of several state physicians who have faced criminal charges but escaped serious professional repercussions for years — or entirely.
Charles Stango, 73, gets 10 years behind bars for using a telephone to plan the murder, which was never carried out.
Former businessman Jeffrey Turino was sentenced Monday for his role in a massive pump-and-dump scam that authorities once said generated as much as $70 million in criminal proceeds.
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