- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The district attorney in Las Vegas will seek the death penalty against a Las Vegas man accused of robbing two pharmacies and killing a clerk he used to work with.

Prosecutor Michelle Fleck filed notice Friday that the state will seek capital punishment for 25-year-old Jin William Young Ackerman II.

Defense attorney Tom Pitaro declined to comment.

He’s filed documents seeking Ackerman’s release from jail pending trial.

Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti is due March 5 to pick a trial date sometime next year.

Ackerman is charged with robbing Walgreens stores at gunpoint Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, and shooting 58-year-old Antonino Isnit to death in the second robbery.

Ackerman has pleaded not guilty to murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary with a weapon charges.

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