LAS VEGAS (AP) — A homicide defendant whose escape from a Nevada police station and recapture several days later drew intense interest is headed to trial in February 2019 on a capital murder charge.
A Clark County District Court judge on Monday set a trial date more than two years away to allow both sides to prepare for trial for 25-year-old Alonso Perez.
Perez has been jailed since his recapture in September after breaking handcuffs and escaping during questioning by North Las Vegas police. His bail is more than $1.6 million.
He faces the death penalty in the August shooting death of 51-year-old Mohammed Robinson at a local fast-food restaurant.
Perez has pleaded not guilty.
He’s charged separately in two other Las Vegas murder cases.