LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to decide by next month whether to seek the death penalty against three men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Chief Deputy District Attorney Binu Palal said prosecutors will review charges and decide whether to seek the death penalty against 24-year-old Marcus Covington, 24-year-old Marcus Parker and 23-year-old Dasean Williams in the slaying of Amillion Scott.
They are each charged with murder with a deadly weapon.
Amillion suffered a gunshot wound to the head in November 2019 while sitting in the lap of her 15-year-old boyfriend inside an SUV parked at an apartment complex. She died three weeks later.
Her boyfriend suffered gunshot wounds to his left ankle and upper thigh.
Authorities believe the shooting was retaliation for separate gunfire that occurred the same day.
The three men had been targeted as suspects shortly after the shooting but were not charged until this month.
Prosecutors said DNA evidence found on the driver’s side mirror of a white 2015 Dodge Charger led authorities to the three men.
At the scene of the killing, investigators found a side mirror with bullet holes. Covington’s girlfriend loaned him her Charger on the day of the shooting, prosecutors said. Several days later, she discovered the driver’s side mirror had been changed.