LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge faulted a colleague and invited an appeal of his ruling throwing out an indictment charging a Las Vegas-area construction defects attorney and her ex-police officer boyfriend with arson in an October 2010 fire at the woman’s home.

Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon ruled that Judge Linda Bell shouldn’t have allowed prosecutors to present evidence in the case to a separate grand jury after a previous panel refused to indict on arson and insurance fraud charges.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported ( ) that Herndon dismissed the indictment Thursday against Nancy Quon and William Ronald Webb Jr.

Herndon said state law on resubmitting grand jury cases is vague, and he said he hoped the Nevada Supreme Court would provide legal guidance for prosecutors and judges.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,


© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live