Monday, September 18, 2006

Nevada Death Penalty

RENO -- A wealthy Reno businessman won't face the death penalty if convicted of killing his estranged wife and shooting the judge who was handling their divorce, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors' decision was based on "prosecutorial discretion."

Death penalty hearing begins

Pascual Lozano was absent Tuesday as jurors began to weigh whether they should give him the death penalty for the 2002 murder of 9-year-old Genesis Gonzalez.

Mom's Comment: Darren Mack, white and wealthy is alleged to have murdered his wife (in front of the children?) and purposely goes and shoots a judge. No death penalty case.

Hispanic, alleged gang member, probably poor, kills a child by mistake. DEATH Penalty.

Pascual Lozano breathes a sigh of relief after a District Court jury sentenced him to life in prison with the possibility of parole Friday. Lozano was convicted on Monday of first- degree murder for the death of 9-year-old Genesis Gonzalez.

Mom's Comment: I wonder what the outcome of Mack's trial will be.

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