- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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.


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