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Nev. Judge Tosses Vegas Death Plot Case Indictment

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 (http://bit.ly/yqfYmd ) 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.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

 

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