Bail, Hearing Set In Strip Road Rage
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas set bail at $500,000 for an Arizona woman and her boyfriend, who remain jailed in a Christmas week shooting that left a motorist badly wounded on the Las Vegas Strip.
Brittanie Merritt-Burwell and Joshua Youngblood made a brief court appearance Monday following their arrests last week at a Las Vegas fast-food restaurant.
Both face a Jan. 17 preliminary hearing of evidence in the Dec. 23 shooting.
Merritt-Burwell is 21 years old and from Glendale, Ariz.
She’s accused of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the man in the neck in what witnesses and police describe as a traffic dispute.
Merritt-Burwell later told police she was defending herself.
The 28-year-old Youngblood is accused of carrying a concealed weapon and harboring a felony offender.
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