CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- News 4's fact finder team found a loophole in Nevada law that prevents family members from being charged as accessories to crimes - even murder.
A bill in the legislature this session could change that.
The issue came to light during Timothy Morgan's trial last May for murdering his brother in law Eric Preimesberger.
Morgan's sister Kristi - who was Preimesberger's wife - admitted to witnessing the murder and helping to hide it, but didn't face charges because the law said as his sister she couldn't be prosecuted.
Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson says that needs to change and has sponsored Assembly Bill 116, which would limit the exemptions to only spouses or domestic partners.