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Longtime Las Vegas attorney William Terry dead at 74

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 22:40:09-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Well-known Las Vegas defense attorney William "Bill" Terry, who defended some of the most notable cases in town, died on Friday at the age of 74, according to reports.

Terry represented the "Biker Bandit, who was accused and later sentenced to 9 years in prison for his role in a heist of $1.5 million in poker chips from the Bellagio and Suncoast casinos in 2010.

Terry also played a role in the O.J. Simpson memorabilia trial in Las Vegas. He was part of the team that represented four former O.J. Simpson co-defendants who took plea deals and testified against Simpson.

Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice - NACJ posted on their Facebook page saying, "The Las Vegas legal community, and specifically the defense bar, suffered another crushing blow this morning when it was announced that attorney Bill Terry had passed away. Our thoughts are with his family, coworkers, and friends. He will be deeply missed."