Death penalty supported in 2006 slaying of former basketball player

Thursday, June 25, 2015|1:32 p.m.

CARSON CITY– The Nevada Supreme Court has actually declined an appeal for a death sentence conviction for a 2006 fatal shooting of a previous professional basketball gamer in Las Vegas.

5 justices promoted the capital punishment for Timothy Burnside in a viewpoint released Thursday.

Justices discovered that prosecutors ought to have noted a cellular phone tower service technician as a professional witness throughout the trial, which jury member got complicated directions.

However the court discovered that regardless of some mistakes throughout the trial, none were serious sufficient to require reversing or resuming Burnside’s death sentence conviction for shooting and robbing Kenneth Hardwick in December 2006.

Justices Michael Cherry and Nancy Saitta dissented, saying that confusing jury directions over mitigating proof throughout the sentencing required a new charge trial.

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