- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) - A capital murder trial is underway in rural northern Nevada for a 27-year-old man accused of five killings during a Mother’s Day weekend rampage two years ago.

Lyon County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Jeremiah Bean.

After more than two days of jury selection, KOLO-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/p5erhoh ) Deputy District Attorney Jeremy Reichenberg said during Thursday’s opening statement that Bean robbed and killed his victims because he wanted cash to party on a Friday night.

He’s accused of fatally shooting two couples in two homes in rural Fernley and a newspaper deliveryman about 30 miles away at an I-80 exit east of Reno near the Mustang Ranch brothel.

As many as 60 witnesses could testify at the trial expected to last up to a month in district court in Yerington.

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Information from: KOLO-TV, http://www.kolotv.com

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