September 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Trial is beginning in Las Vegas for eight of 13
men charged in a December 2008 wedding chapel brawl between Hells Angels motorcycle club members and rival Mongols.
Court officials say jury selection began Monday before Clark
County District Court Judge Michael Villani. Trial is expected to
take four weeks.
Each of the defendants pleaded not guilty in July 2010 to felony
and misdemeanor charges including attempted murder, battery,
assault, conspiracy and taking part in activities of a criminal
Authorities say the brawl broke out as Hells Angels who were
leaving a wedding in downtown Las Vegas encountered three Mongols members. Six people were hurt.
Two defendants are accused of stabbing a Mongols member who
planned to be married.
Defense attorneys say the men were acting in self-defense.