LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect to decide by the end of March whether they’ll seek the death penalty against a former Las Vegas police officer facing murder and sex assault charges for a woman’s 1997 shooting death.
Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Giancarlo Pesci told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a death penalty review committee is reviewing the allegations against 51-year-old Arthur Lee Sewall.
Police say Sewall resigned in 1997 after two years as a jail guard and five years as a police officer.
He later served 20 months in state prison after being convicted of using his police officer position to force women to perform sex acts.
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Sewall was identified in February 2017 as the killer of 20-year-old Nadia Lynn Iverson after a rape kit test matched Sewall’s DNA.
It was unclear Friday if Sewall has an attorney.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com