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Jury Convicts 2 For Deadly Shooting In Suburban Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two teenagers have been convicted in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old boy in suburban Las Vegas last year.

 

A jury found 17-year-old Jaiden Caruso and 18-year-old Kody Harlan guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of Matthew Minkler.

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Prosecutors say Caruso fired the shot that killed Minkler and Harlan took cash from his pockets at an abandoned Henderson house in June 2018.

Prosecutors say Caruso then recorded a video of the body.

 

Harlan's attorney, Ryan Helmick, argued his client was asleep on a couch when the shooting occurred.

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Defense lawyer Mace Yampolsky blamed the shooting on drugs and alcohol.

 

Caruso and Harlan were also convicted of robbery with a deadly weapon.

The two are scheduled to be sentenced next month.