Death Penalty considered, Carson City murder case

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Updated: 4/14/2013 12:12 pm
CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV)- According to court documents obtained by News 4, 20-year old Makayla Blackmore waited in the car while 23-year old Michael Evans, 20-year-old Anthony Elliot, and  23-year-old Raul Garcia beat Nevada's Chief Insurance Examiner to death and stole property from his apartment.

According to the documents, Evans told detectives they used various objects to beat William McCune.  Evans says they tied him up with duct tape as he struggled.  Evans says they knew McCune was dead when the left his apartment on April 2, 2013.  He told detectives they came back the following night to remove the body and later dumped it in the Carson River.

Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo, announced he will assemble a team of prosecutors to analyze the evidence and reports to determine whether the death penalty is appropriate in the alleged beating death of William McCune.  Michael Evans, Anthony Elliot, Raul Garcia Jr. and Makayla Blackmore all appeared via television monitor from jail this afternoon.  All four are currently facing open murder charges.

“Based on numerous press and public inquiries, I felt it necessary to make this announcement at this time.  A final decision does not have to be made until 30 days after a Criminal Information has been filed in District Court, which remains weeks, if not months, away.  That being said, I want to make it clear that the District Attorney’s Office will analyze whether the law and facts support the death penalty in this case.  We will make our decision based on that analysis,” said District Attorney Rombardo in a released statement.

At an initial appearance held on April 10, 2013, Justice of the Peace, John Tatro, agreed with the District Attorney’s Office and ordered the Defendants to be held without bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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nubgnngs42 - 4/11/2013 12:41 PM
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Tatro, is a poster child for what's wrong with the Nevada judges. He has no business setting on the bench or deciding what and what isn't evidence. He has no law credentials of any kind and should be barred from the court house. Unless to try him for violating the rights of defendants. He has denighed evidence PROVING innocence all in the name of protecting his GOD like position. If I'm ever a juror in his courtroom, THEY'll walk no matter what. Just because he's the judge.

NVWatch Dog - 4/11/2013 11:45 AM
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Did Judge Tatro "breathalyze" before the hearing?

NVWatch Dog - 4/10/2013 9:58 PM
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Perhaps the criminal in the black robe named John Tatro should be headed to jail along with these scumbags who deserve the "death penalty" for their heinous crimes. Read the Judicial Ethics complaint against this judge Tatro here:

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