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Accused Ballys Shooter In Court

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The man accused of killing a good samaritan and shooting two others in a night spot at Ballys has made a court appearance.

Benjamin Frazier was hospitalized after the incident last week, was in a medically-induced coma at one point, and was remanded to jail prior to Wednesday’s appearance in court. A preliminary hearing was set for December 13th after Frazier waived his right to a speedy trial. Attorney Bob Becket of Nye County is Frazier’s attorney.

Frazier is alleged to have argued with manager’s at Drai’s night club in October 21st, demanding his cover charge be refunded, then shot and wounded two staff people. He is then alleged to have shot and killed Kenneth Brown, a club patron who had come to the aid of the security personnel.

A judge asked prosecutors at today’s hearing if they intended to seek the death penalty in the case. The District Attorney’s office says it was a possibility, but would be determined by a death penalty review board in the DA’s office. That decision could take weeks.

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