Sandra Chereb
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January 23, 2014
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No death penalty in hospital shooting

The 88-year-old Minden man who told police he shot his wife at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center to end her suffering will not face a potential death penalty for murder, a prosecutor said Thursday. Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger made the announcement at the onset of a brief initial court appearance for William Dresser. “We are formally putting it on the record we are not seeking ... the death penalty,” Krueger said. Under Nevada law, at least two defense lawyers with a background in death penalty cases must be appointed to represent a defendant if the death penalty is …

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