Listen Online - Listen on Mobile Radio.com | Mobile App Info

Defendant in Vegas Strip Slayings Case Deemed Fit for Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 30-year-old ex-convict has been deemed fit for trial in a death penalty case stemming from a car-to-car shooting that killed two California women and critically wounded a man in February near the Las Vegas Strip.

A prosecutor said Monday that a Clark County District Court judge ruled Friday that Omar Jamal Talley’s trial can go forward.

Talley’s lawyer, William Skupa, was out of town and unable to immediately respond Monday to messages.

Trial was placed on hold in June to let state psychiatrists evaluate whether Talley was mentally ill or competent for trial.

Police and prosecutors say an argument in a parking structure at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood preceded the shooting.

A judge scheduled an Oct. 6 date for Talley’s arraignment and to set a trial date.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live