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Death penalty sought in Circus Circus deadly stabbing

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 20:55:29-05

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 31-year-old convicted felon accused of killing two Vietnamese tour leaders last June during a break-in robbery in their room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.   

Julius Trotter's attorneys didn't immediately respond to messages about the decision announced Thursday by prosecutor Michelle Fleck in Clark County District Court.   

Trotter has pleaded not guilty to murder, burglary and robbery in the June 1 stabbings of Sang Boi Nghia  and Khoung Ba Le Nguyen at the Circus Circus hotel-casino.   

Nghia owned a tour business in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Nguyen was a tour employee.   

Trotter was on probation at the time after pleading guilty last year to felony resisting a police officer with a weapon.