Nevada Court Reserves Part of Bomber's Conviction

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - An illegal immigrant serving life in prison for killing a man with a pipe bomb outside a Las Vegas Strip casino has had a conviction in an earlier bombing incident reversed by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Justices in an opinion released Friday said Porfirio Duarte-Herrera's convictions for attempted murder with a deadly weapon and possession of an explosive device during the commission of a felony were the same act. They remanded that case back to Clark County District Court.

The Halloween 2006 blast destroyed a parked pickup outside a Home Depot store.

Duarte-Herrera, who turns 32 this month, is serving life without parole plus up to 50 years for the May 2007 bombing that killed a hot dog stand vendor in the parking lot outside the Luxor hotel-casino.

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