September 23, 2014
A Sparks judge has postponed arraignment for the man accused of raping a killing a Spanish Springs High School girl because prosecutors had not yet filed a formal complaint.
Justice of the Peace Kevin Higgins rescheduled the court
proceeding for 28-year-old Tamir Hamilton tomorrow.
According to a police affidavit, Hamilton told investigators he
was drunk and had used cocaine and marijuana the night before
16-year-old Holly Quick was found dead in her bedroom.
Police say Hamilton is a former roommate of Holly's sister and
previously had been at the mother's apartment.
The night of the killing, investigators say Holly had been at a
high school football game, and her mother picked her up around
Hamilton told police he was at the victim's door when they got
home, and Holly recognized him and let him in.
The suspect told police they sat and talked on her bed, and the
next thing he recalled was driving home before midnight.
The girl was found dead on her bed the next morning.
Police say DNA evidence found on bloody clothes and a cigar link
Hamilton to the killing and the sexual assault of a U-N-R student
two weeks earlier.