New Trial Ruling in Carson City Case to Get Appeal

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Prosecutors in Carson City say a federal judge's order to grant a new trial for a man who was convicted of killing a man when he was 14 will be appealed.

Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger tells The Appeal of Carson City ( ) that the state attorney general is appealing to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ruled that because of Peter Quinn Elvik's age at the time, prosecutors need to prove he understood his actions were wrong.

Elvik is now 33. He's serving consecutive 40 years to life terms in the August 1995 shotgun death of William Gibson at a Carson City gun range.

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected Elvik's appeals in 2002.