Lawyers for death row inmate Zane Floyd say an untested combination of drugs planned for his lethal injection would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
David Ferrara covers courts and legal affairs. He joined the newspaper in 2014 after more than six years reporting in the Deep South, where he wrote extensively about the BP oil spill. Prior to that, he worked for newspapers, magazines and a wire service in Chicago. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
The father of a man wanted in connection with the slaying of a 22-year-old Las Vegas woman pleaded guilty Friday to helping hide her body.
Prosecutors said they could seek capital punishment for three men charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas.
A grand jury indicted three men with gang ties Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas.
Prosecutors want Zane Floyd’s lethal injection to be given the week of July 26 inside the execution chamber at Ely State Prison. Floyd killed four people in 1999.
Video made public Wednesday shows a 16-year-old Sierra Halseth and her 18-year-old boyfriend, Aaron Guerrero, discussing what authorities have said is the slaying of Halseth’s father.
A judge handed down the maximum sentence Wednesday for a man who was high on methamphetamine when he plowed a box truck into a group of Las Vegas bicyclists, killing five.
Family and friends of five bicyclists killed by a box truck driver filled a Las Vegas courtroom for the first of a scheduled two-day sentencing hearing.
A state court judge denied a stay of execution Monday for death row inmate Zane Floyd and agreed to issue an order of execution for July 26.
As Daniel Halseth’s family and friends frantically tried to reach him, his daughter sent messages to her grandmother in an effort to keep them away, new court documents show.
A judge said he would decide within days whether to sign an order of execution for a man sentenced to die for killing four people inside a Las Vegas grocery store.
International soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo wants a lawsuit with a woman who accused him of rape in a Las Vegas resort thrown out, alleging that her attorney obtained stolen documents from a hacker.
A federal judge has signed an order that could effectively put Las Vegas-based Real Water permanently out of business.
Recently retired District Judge Valerie Adair, a Las Vegas native who spent nearly two decades on the bench, died this weekend at the age of 56.