DA to seek death penalty in bloody Vegas slayings
Booking Photo of Bryan Clay Image by Clark County Detention Center
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty at trial for a 22-year-old man held in the sexual assault and killing of a mother and daughter and the near-fatal hammer attack on their husband and father in their Las Vegas home.
Prosecutor Robert Daskas said a Clark County district attorney's office panel approved the move Wednesday.
Bryan Devonte Clay Jr. is accused of killing Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez and badly injuring Arturo Martinez.
Clay also is accused of trying to rape a woman hours before the April 15 attack at the Martinez home.
Clay was arrested April 27. He's being held at the Clark County jail pending arraignment June 13.
He told detectives he drank alcohol, took Ecstasy and smoked PCP and didn't remember the alleged attacks.