Trial set for suspect in four Northern Nevada killings

Wilber Martinez-Guzman, a 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the US illegally, has pleaded not guilty to murdering four people in Reno and Gardnerville in January, as well as burglary and possession of stolen weapons.

At an arraignment in Washoe District Court March 19, 2019, Martinez-Guzman was given a trial date of April 6, 2020. His attorney, Washoe County Public Defender John Arrascada, and prosecutors, Washoe District Attorney Chris Hicks and Douglas County DA Mark Jackson, say trial and penalty could take up to eight weeks.

Prosecutors have announced their intent to seek the death penalty.

The suspect waived his right to a speedy trial.

There will be monthly legal status hearings on the case, with attorneys on both sides discussing any developments. The first is set for April 29, 2019.