The man charged with sexually assaulting and
killing 16-year-old Holly Quick in her Sparks bedroom last
September has been bound over in Sparks Justice Court to face
Tamir Hamilton also faces charges of raping a University of
Nevada, Reno student in August, just weeks before Quick was killed. Authorities say D-N-A links Hamilton to both cases. According to testimony, Hamilton was a close friend of Quick's
older sister and previously lived with her and her husband. During the time surrounding Quick's death, Hamilton had been
driving the sister, who had no car, to her mother's apartment,
where the sister's children were being watched while she worked.
A forensic pathologist who performed Quick's autopsy said that
her neck had been slashed so severely that the girl's trachea,
esophagus, carotid artery and jugular had been severed.