More Hells Angels Take Plea Deals

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Lawyers told a Nevada state court judge that six accused Hells Angels will plead guilty to reduced felony charges stemming from a 2008 brawl with rival Mongols motorcycle gang members at a downtown Las Vegas wedding chapel.

The agreement outlined Friday before Clark County District Court Judge Ken Cory will bring to seven the number of men taking plea deals before trial on charges including attempted murder, battery, assault, conspiracy and taking part in activities of a criminal gang.

That'll leave one Hells Angels member, John Merchant, to stand trial Aug. 5.

Trials for more others are pending.

Police say fights erupted at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel when Hells Angels attending a wedding unexpectedly encountered Mongols arriving for another ceremony.

Six people were injured, including two who were stabbed.


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