Washoe County prosecutors are seeking to return a
California prison inmate to Nevada to face murder charges in the
2001 bludgeoning of a Verdi woman.
At a news conference yesterday, District Attorney Richard
Gammick said he hopes Kiven Johnson can stand trial late this year
in Reno in the death of 80-year-old Alice Mosconi at her home.
The 27-year-old Johnson is being held at Folsom State Prison
near Sacramento on unrelated theft and drug charges.
Mosconi's husband, Henry "Hank" Mosconi, was Verdi justice of
the peace from 1954 until his death in 1980.
Gammick says his office will contact the California prison and
place a hold on the inmate.
If Johnson declines to be sent to Nevada, Gammick says, his
office has a right to force him back.