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Defendants in Nevada prison murder receive sentencing

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:04:59-04

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that former Las Vegas residents Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Mitthias Muncy, 36, were sentenced for their roles in the fatal stabbing of a fellow High Desert State Prison inmate.

According to the charging documents, on April 16, 2016, Nuckles and Muncy attacked fellow High Desert State Prison inmate Ralph Goodman.

In the course of the attack, one or both of the defendants stabbed and killed Goodman with a sharp instrument.

In July, Nuckles pleaded guilty to one count of Murder of the Second Degree with Use of a Deadly Weapon, a category “A” felony, and Muncy pleaded guilty to Murder of the Second Degree, also a category “A” felony.

On August 28, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Michael P. Villani sentenced Nuckles to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years. He also received a consecutive 48- to 120-month term of imprisonment for his use of a deadly weapon in the attack.

Today, Muncy was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for his role in the crime.

To view the charging documents for Nuckles and Muncy, please click on their respective names.