LAS VEGAS (AP) - Attorneys representing a woman convicted and imprisoned at age 19 in the 2001 killing and sexual mutilation of a homeless man in Las Vegas are asking to have evidence in the case re-examined.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2moUzdq ) that attorneys for Kirstin Lobato said Wednesday that they hope the Clark County district attorney’s office newly formed conviction review unit will examine the evidence. They say the evidence can be analyzed through forensic testing that was not available at the time of Lobato’s second trial in 2006.
Lobato was convicted in the 2001 death of Duran Bailey. Last year, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered an evidentiary hearing on several claims raised by Lobato, who appealed her conviction in the slaying and mutilation case.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com
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