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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.

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,