Man arrested for murder following trespassing incident in Sparks

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Updated: 5/27/2014 2:03 pm
SPARKS, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- The Sparks Police Department arrested Wayne Burgarello for murder and attempted murder May 27 following the investigation that began on February 13, 2014, after Burgarello was notified of some trespassers on his vacant property.

Burgarello armed himself, went to his property and located Cody Devine and Janai Wilson sleeping inside the residence. Burgarello shot both, killing Devine and seriously wounding Wilson. Wilson was able to flee the scene and summon help; she was treated and is currently recovering from her injuries.

The Sparks Police Department has conducted numerous interviews and carefully examined the evidence in this case. After collaborating with the District Attorney's Office, SPD obtained an arrest warrant for Burgarello earlier this morning.

Burgarello was arrested without incident and is currently being held without bail at the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

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renojim - 5/29/2014 1:13 PM
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Trespassing is a crime, breaking and entering is a crime, neither punishable by death in a court of law. They were asleep, shot and killed. This is America, you have a right to your gun, and a right to your day in court. Police should have been called, if he wanted to hold them under citezens arrest until they arrived by gunpoint so be it, but to be judge and executioner is illegal and always has been. His life was not threatened, he went in their knowing they were their and shot first asked questions later which is illegal.

Annette L - 5/28/2014 9:58 PM
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for the people posting he deserved to die, why don't you hold yourself to same standards as I am sure most of you have trespassed in your life time of some sort. Why is the home owner in jail ??????? could it be he used force when it was not NEEDED. That is what we all have no clue of right now. What is wrong with you praising death. How about just be a human until the facts are presented.I sure don't hear the same judgment on the home owner. Did he follow the law. Gun Happy Hillbillies

sierra11 - 5/28/2014 7:33 PM
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sierra11 - 4:22 PM 1 Vote Report User Criminals, dirt bag's and freeloaders welcome! Come on in........make yourself at home. That goes for your campground spot, truck stop sleeping area, car, front yard or your personal being! Nevada Law on this subject is quite clear. So let's not get a bunch of Obama Liberals who just "want to talk about this" get too construed! Stand your ground is a reasonable law and not the issue. Weather his life or others was in jeopardy is! Mr. Burgarello will have his day in court to prove that. I have said it before and I will say it again... One who gives up Rights for Security.... deserves NEITHER! By the way, with the gas and power turned off don't tell me these two didn't know what they where doing!

freedomrings - 5/28/2014 7:19 PM
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Paladin, you obviously never lived were trespassing on private property was absolutely forbidden. It is people like you that are allowing this Country to turn into a police state. And for the record, I'm a hunter of 45 years so i own lots of guns.

CJW775reno - 5/28/2014 11:00 AM
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So glad to see the police stepping up and doing this. This man had merely to pick up the phone and call the police. These people were sleeping for God's sakes - were not a threat. He needs to pay the price

Paladin - 5/28/2014 10:54 AM
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To freedomrings; YOU sir are a perfect example of someone who should NOT be allowed to have a gun if you truly believe the crap you were spouting below. Tresspassing alone DOES NOT justify the use of lethal force and mere presence DOES NOT constitute an immediate threat of death or great bodily harm. In simple terms, you are ONLY justified in using deadly force to prevent or repel deadly force. From all the information available, the squatters were posing NO threat of deadly force and consequently Burgarello murdered them.

letsparksfly - 5/28/2014 8:05 AM
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he should've just called the police, not committed vigilante justice, which in this case amounts to premeditated murder.

renojim - 5/27/2014 7:26 PM
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They were asleep, he knew they were in their BEFORE he entered. You must be one of those bunker building end of world republicans who think having a big gun makes up for having small other things.....

freedomrings - 5/27/2014 7:21 PM
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Renojim, you must be one of those bleeding heart liberals that are against gun owners. Trespassing is reason enough to use lethal force if the person resists, let alone breaking and entering. This home owner was clearly threatened just by their presence and was automatically in danger for his life. Stupid is the guy like you that gets killed waiting for the cops to show up.

renojim - 5/27/2014 6:17 PM
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Freedomrings, first put your clothes back on. Second, a home invasion is when you are home and someone breaks down your door and INVADES your home. These people commited a crime, breaking into a EMPTY home. The owner was never threatened, attacked, or in danger for his life. Lucky for you stupidity isn't punishable by death.

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