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Arraignment postponed for alleged Strip shooter Ammar Harris

Posted at 5:31 AM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2015-10-09 16:09:07-04

UPDATED ON 5/6: Harris' arraignment has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. May 13 because of procedural issues. Harris did not appear in court.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A defendant is due for arraignment in Nevada state court in a shooting and fiery crash that killed three people on the Las Vegas Strip and felony sex assault charges in a 2010 rape case.

Self-described pimp Ammar Asim Faruq Harris goes before a judge Monday in Clark County District Court.

His court-appointed lawyers say he'll plead not guilty.

The 27-year-old Harris could face the death penalty in the Feb. 21 carnage on the Strip, although prosecutors haven't made that decision yet.

The shooting killed a man driving a Maserati sports car that then slammed into a taxi that burst into flames. Two people in the taxi were killed.

Harris was arrested in Los Angeles, and is now being held without bail at the Clark County jail.