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Report: Man Held In NHP Killing Had Coronavirus Obsession

LAS VEGAS — A newspaper reports that a 65-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a veteran highway patrol sergeant on a remote road in northeast Nevada had been on a frenzied quest for several weeks saying that he thought coronavirus was spreading through water and sewer systems.

John Dabritz made an initial appearance Wednesday before a judge in Ely on murder and other charges in the March 27 killing of Sgt. Ben Jenkins in White Pine County.

Dabritz did not enter a plea, and a preliminary hearing was set for April 16.