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Nevada Supreme Court Hears Venue Fight In Quadruple Killing

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people in two counties in 2019 are urging Nevada's Supreme Court to overturn for a second time a Washoe County judge's ruling that he can be tried for all the crimes in district court in Reno.

Prosecutors countered Wednesday that Washoe County has the authority to conduct one trial because Wilber Ernest Martinez-Guzman killed all four victims with the same gun he stole from a Reno couple.

The justices rejected the prosecution's argument last March and ordered the district judge to revisit the matter. But she ruled again in September proper jurisdiction had been established.