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  • A Las Vegas man who is accused of killing three women between 1978 and 1994 is now facing the death penalty. Nathan Burkett, 63, was the only one of five defendants that a death penalty committee decided to seek capital punishment for after holding a recent panel. Death penalty committees convene to determine whether prosecutors should seek this punishment. Their meetings are held privately and are off-the-record. In determining whether or not capital punishment is appropriate, they look at a number of things including aggravating factors, whether a jury would also impose the death penalty, and the likelihood that a conviction would stand up after an appeal. The man is charged with the deaths of Barbara Ann Cox, 22, on

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