Man who killed 3 on Vegas Strip passes on Death Penalty hearing

Nov 2, 2015 9:45 PM by Debbie Cobb

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A jury is hearing from prosecutors and family members of three people killed in a shooting and fiery crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

But the defendant, Ammar Harris, isn't attending his death penalty hearing.

Harris exercised his choice to be absent after he was found guilty a week ago of killing an aspiring rapper in a Maserati sports car and a cab driver and a tourist from Washington state in a taxi that exploded in a fireball early Feb. 21, 2013.

Prosecutors are casting the 29-year-old Harris as a violent murderer who had a habit of injuring and threatening girlfriends, and had prior felony convictions in a weapon case in South Carolina in 2004 and for bribing a Nevada prison guard to smuggle cellphones to him last year.


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