LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas will seek the death penalty against two of three men charged with killing a liquor store clerk who police said couldn't open a store safe during a robbery.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Wednesday he's seeking capital punishment for 22-year-old Ray Charles Brown and 21-year-old Lee Dominic Sykes in the April 18 robbery-slaying of Matthew Christensen.
He says prosecutors won't seek the death penalty for another co-defendant, Sykes' 22-year-old brother Lee Murry Sykes.
A judge is expected on July 5 to set a trial date in the case.
Parts of the Lee's Discount Liquor store robbery were captured on security video, including images of the 24-year-old Christiansen surrendering with his hands raised before he was shot.
Wolfson has characterized the killing as an execution.