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Teen pleads not guilty to girlfriend's murder

Posted at 11:23 AM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 14:23:25-05

UPDATE: Casey Sandoval pleaded not guilty on Nov. 25. He has a trial scheduled for April 11.


Casey Olaf Sandoval, who is a minor, is accused of killing 16-year-old Arely Arzate-Lujan with a gun on Oct. 15, 2015. He was recently indicted by a grand jury.

An attorney for Sandoval sent the following statement to Action News:

It is a shame and appears as though this rogue prosecutor has once again failed in his duty to present the full picture in an effort to promote not justice but some other agenda.  We personally delivered to the Clark County District Attorney's office information that would have lead any reasonable person to understand the accidental nature of this tragedy.  When  confronted as to why he didn't present that information to the Grand Jury as required by law,  the prosecutor laughed, suggesting if he didn't see it, it doesn't exist.  It does exist and the fate of a 16 year old child is no laughing matter.   Mr. DiGiacomo's actions once again need to be reviewed by a higher authority.    

Kristina Wildeveld, Esq.
Counsel for subject minor, Casey Sandoval