October 22, 2014
A man accused of raping and killing a Sparks teenager has pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say they intend to seek the death penalty against 28-year-old Tamir Hamilton. Washoe District Judge Connie Steinheimer set a March 2008 trial date.
Hamilton is accused of assaulting and killing 16-year-old Holly Quick in her bedroom while her mother was in another room in September.
Hamilton was a friend and former roommate of Quick's older sister.
Hamilton is also charged with sexual assault and burglary in a separate case involving a 20-year-old University of Nevada, Reno student.
That crime occurred a few weeks before the Sparks killing.
Authorities say DNA evidence links Hamilton to both crimes.
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