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  • The Nevada Revised Statute classifies manslaughter into two categories: voluntary and involuntary. Involuntary manslaughter is defined in Section 200.070, and involves the killing of another during the commission of an unlawful act or a lawful act that might produce such a consequence. Voluntary manslaughter is spelled out in Section 200.050, and involves a killing done in the “heat of the moment”, sometimes being considered a crime of passion. The primary difference between any type of manslaughter and murder is a lack of intent. To be considered manslaughter, the act should not have been premeditated in any way. If there is a “cooling off” period present, chances are the incident will be prosecuted as murder instead. Since manslaughter is considered somewhat

    Jul 10,
  • Find Help for Homicide Charges in Las Vegas  Las Vegas courts will only charge individuals with homicide if the court determines that enough evidence exists to prove the charge. Before the court charges you with homicide, the prosecutor will argue to the grand jury that he or she has enough evidence to push the case forward. Once the court charges you, you need to appear in the courtroom. Some defendants receive bail, which lets them go home until the trial starts, while others wait in jail until the trial. Cal Potter understands the importance of homicide cases. As one of the leading defense attorneys in Las Vegas, he helped multiple clients prove their innocence in a courtroom. Nevada is one

    Apr 15,
  • Nevada Lawmakers Support Arming Teachers In order to curb school violence, two lawmakers here in Nevada are backing a proposal that would allow school officials to become armed. It’s just one of the many ideas being considered to improve school safety and champion the rights of gun owners throughout the state, as crime decreases in areas where gun ownership is high. So far, no bill has been introduced into the Nevada legislature concerning guns in public schools, but lawmakers are carefully toying with the idea of doing so. There has however been a bill introduced that would allow college students to carry guns on campus. That bill was introduced by Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, who would also support a bill

    Mar 31,
  • In a bizarre twist of events, a Las Vegas woman and her son have been charged with trying to kill her husband. Amy Pearson, 42; her brother Richard Pearson, 49 and her adopted son Michael Bessey, 21 have all been arrested for the attempted murder of Robert Bessey, 49. Amy and Robert were in the middle of divorce proceedings due to an affair she was having with Michael. The wife realized that once the divorce was final, she would no longer be the beneficiary to his $400,000 life insurance policy. That’s when the mother and son began conspiring to kill their husband and father. A murder attempt occurred on November 14, 2012. That’s when Robert Bessey was shot in the

    Jan 18,
  • Notorious Crime Scene an Offbeat Vegas Attraction Las Vegas is home to an infamous crime scene which has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in its own right. The murder location of rapper Tupac Shakur is often visited by tourists, and the scene is also featured on numerous websites. The actual location of the shooting is at the corner of Flamingo and Koval Lane. The murder happened on the evening of September 7, 1996 at around 11:15 p.m. That’s when Shakur and a companion named Suge Knight were stopped at a red light at this intersection. While they were stopped, a white Cadillac pulled up alongside the pair and opened fire into the BMW. In all, 14 bullets were released,

    Dec 28,

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