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Sept. 20 trial for immigrant accused of 4 Nevada killings

Nevada Killings Immigrant
Posted at 10:44 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 01:44:15-05

RENO (AP) — A 21-year-old Salvadoran immigrant who faces the possibility of the death penalty if convicted of killing four northern Nevadans during a two-week crime rampage in January 2019 is now scheduled to go to trial in September.

However, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman's latest appeal is still pending before the state Supreme Court.

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And the district judge in Reno says everything could change if he files a formal motion seeking to prove he lacks the intellectual capacity to be executed legally in Nevada.

Washoe County Judge Connie Steinheimer said Monday she has scheduled the trial to begin Sept. 20 and last up to eight weeks.