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Police Videos Removed After Burkett’s Attorney Files Motion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of two cold-case rape-slayings wants Las Vegas police to take down online videos in which an officer describes her client as an “animal” and a “serial killer.”

Alzora Jackson filed the motion Thursday in an arraignment hearing for 65-year-old Nathan Burkett. Jackson says the police videos could prejudice a jury.

Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman didn’t rule on the motion. However, in response to the motion, Las Vegas police chose to take the video down.

Burkett is charged with murder and sexual assault in the deaths of 22-year-old Barbara Ann Cox, in 1978 and 27-year-old Tina Gayle Mitchell in 1994. Police say they linked Burkett to the crimes while reviewing cold-case homicides.

Burkett pleaded guilty in 2004 to the 2002 strangulation of a woman in Las Vegas.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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