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Convicted Vegas bomber gets life without parole

Convicted Vegas bomber gets life without parole

An illegal immigrant from Nicaragua was sentenced Thursday to life in Nevada prison without parole for killing a hot dog stand vendor with a bomb hidden in a coffee cup.
The attack occurred in 2007 outside a Las Vegas Strip casino.
Porfirio Duarte-Herrera's fate had been determined in September, when the Las Vegas jury that convicted him and co-defendant Omar Rueda-Denvers of first-degree murder and other charges chose to spare them the death penalty.
Duarte-Herrera, 29, offered no statement Thursday before Clark County District Court Judge Michael Villani made the jury decision official.
The judge imposed an additional 19 to 50 years for Duarte-Herrera's convictions for attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and transportation of an explosive device. The judge ran sentences totaling four to 10 years on two felony explosives charges concurrently.
The sentence for Duarte-Herrera, the bombmaker, was longer than for Rueda-Denvers.
Villani on Jan. 7 sentenced Rueda-Denvers, 34, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, to life in prison plus 16 to 40 years for attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon. Rueda-Denvers also uses the name Alexander Perez.
His lawyers have filed notice with the Nevada Supreme Court that they will appeal.


Updated : 2021-03-05 06:49 GMT+08:00