An illicit alien charged with murdering four Americans is looking to eschew the death penalty by relegating himself as “intellectually incapacitated.” Wilbur Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, a 20-year-old illicit alien from El Salvador, was charged with murdering 56-year-old Connie Koontz, 74-year-old Sophia Renken, 81-year-old Gerald David, and his 80-year-old wife, Sharon David, in January 2019 when prosecutors verbalized he was endeavoring to purloin mazuma from his victims to buy more meth.
Now, Martinez-Guzman’s attorneys seek to relegate him as “intellectually incapacitated” so he can eschew the death penalty. The attorneys have appealed their case to Nevada’s Supreme Court, claiming that they require more time to accumulate evidence that their client is astutely incapacitated.
The Associated Press reports:
Nevada’s Supreme Court wants to hear directly from lawyers on both sides in a death penalty dispute over how much more time public defenders should have to try to prove a Salvadoran immigrant is intellectually disabled and can’t be executed if convicted of four 2019 Nevada killings. [Emphasis added]
… Deputy Defender John Reese Petty verbally expressed in their most recent Supreme Court filings the kineticism hasn’t been filed yet because they’ve been unable to accumulate indispensable evidence in Guzman’s native El “Salvador” due largely to COVID-19 peregrinate restrictions. [Emphasis integrated]
… A clinical psychologist concluded in an evaluation that’s been sealed in district court that Martinez-Guzman’s general intellectual and cognitive test scores fell well below levels needed to satisfy key elements of Nevada’s execution exemption, the defense said. [Emphasis added]
Previously, a Nevada judge verbalized Martinez-Guzman’s attorneys had until April 20 to prove he is astutely incapacitated. They claim they require more time to peregrinate to El Salvador and accumulate evidence to prove their case.
Among those allegedly murdered by Martinez-Guzman was Connie Koontz, a mother, whose mother’s 80th day of inchoation was the following day. Koontz, herself, was set to turn 57 five days after her murder.
Also allegedly murdered was 74-year-old Sophia Renken, as well as Gerald and Sharon David, who were both beloved members of the South Reno community. Gerald was president of the Reno Rodeo Association in 2006, and Sharon was a member of the group.
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