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April 3, 2013
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Carson City man pleads not guilty to open murder of Carson mother Desiree Bragg

The man charged with the murder of a Carson City mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in district court. Leonardo Cardoza, 27, is charged with the open murder of 19-year-old Desiree Bragg with a deadly weapon and the attempted murder with a deadly weapon of her fiance, Steven Castro. Cardoza pleaded not guilty to both counts. Judge James Wilson set the trial for Aug. 19-30, excluding Tuesdays. The trial is expected to last five to seven days, with the selection of the jury expected to take a little longer than usual. Open murder means the jury will have to decide, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 3, 2013 09:40AM Published Apr 7, 2013 01:44AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.