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Court orders hearing in Reno death case

The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered an evidentiary hearing in the case of a man sentenced to die for the 1994 torture killing of his 3-year-old stepdaughter in Reno.

Carlos Gutierrez pleaded no contest to a murder charge and was sentenced to die by a three-judge Washoe County District Court panel. In ordering the evidentiary hearing, the majority opinion by the high court directed the trial court to address, among other things, the fact that Gutierrez was not informed of his right to assistance from the Mexican consulate in defending himself.

The International Court of Justice listed Gutierrez as one …

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