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Federal judge rules man who allegedly sold bullets to mass shooter must face jury

Posted: 8:55 AM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 11:57:21-04

A federal judge has ruled that the trial for Douglas Haig, accused of selling illegally manufactured bullets to Stephen Paddock, will be a jury trial.

Haig's lawyer argued that a Las Vegas jury can not be fair and impartial and wanted the trial to be heard only by a judge in Arizona.

But earlier this week, a judge ruled against that. The trial has been scheduled to begin Aug. 12.

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Haig has admitted he sold illegal ammunition to the gunman who killed 58 people in the 1 October mass shooting.