Trial Delayed in Alleged Plot to Kill Nevada Judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Trial has been postponed for a Nevada ex-convict accused of trying to hire a hit man from his jail cell to kill a state judge, a prosecutor and a police detective.

Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon cited scheduling conflicts Thursday and pushed trial Nov. 3 for 42-year-old Daimon Devi Hoyt.

Hoyt also uses the name Daimon Monroe. He has pleaded not guilty to charges he offered to pay a fellow inmate at the Clark County jail $10,000 each to kill Judge Michelle Leavitt, prosecutor Sandra
DiGiacomo and police Detective Bradley Nickell.

Hoyt is being held on more than $3 million bail in several unrelated cases on charges ranging from burglary and theft to conspiracy and sexual assault with a minor.

He faces up to life in prison as a habitual offender.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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