2 Men Indicted in Las Vegas New Year Robbery-Killings Case

By KEN RITTER, Related Press

Two California males have been indicted Friday on homicide and different felony costs in a collection of New Yr’s weekend robberies and shootings on the Las Vegas Strip that left two individuals lifeless.

Jesani Carter and Jordan Ruby additionally face costs together with tried homicide, armed theft and conspiracy within the 13-count indictment filed in Clark County District Courtroom.

Legal professional Caitlyn McAmis, representing Carter, mentioned her shopper plans to plead not responsible at an arraignment Feb. 16 in state court docket.

Ruby’s appointed lawyer, Ed Kane, didn’t instantly reply to a message concerning the indictment.

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Carter, 20, and Ruby, 18, are being held with out bail on the Clark County Detention Heart.

Prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo has mentioned their case could also be thought-about for the loss of life penalty.

The 2 males have been arrested Dec. 31, hours earlier than a Las Vegas Strip fireworks present that tourism officers mentioned drew tons of of hundreds of New Yr’s revelers.

A Las Vegas decide who final month ordered the 2 defendants held with out bail mentioned she believed they “got here to city on the busiest weekend of the yr to terrorize the group, to terrorize vacationers.”

The indictment alleges the 2 drove from Southern California to Las Vegas and acted collectively to kill Clarice Yamaguchi, 66, of Waipahu, Hawaii, on Dec. 31 throughout a purse-snatching-turned-shooting in a parking storage on the Vogue Present mall.

It accuses them of robbing and killing Hyo Sup “Richard” Um, 60, a number of hours later in a parking construction at Palace Station.

Police mentioned Carter and Ruby additionally tried to rob an worker on the Sahara who mentioned a gunman grabbed his backpack and fired a shot as the worker ran towards an elevator. That man was not hit by gunfire.

Safety digicam pictures and witnesses linked Carter and Ruby with a silver BMW sedan with a brief California license tag seen at an armed theft in a Wynn resort parking construction on Dec. 30.

Carter and Ruby have been arrested at Bally’s Las Vegas hotel-casino, the place police mentioned they discovered a Glock 9 mm handgun with an prolonged journal clip of their parked silver BMW.

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