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September 2, 2014

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Court upholds murder conviction in Las Vegas shooting

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Kevin A. Banks in the shooting death of a 63-year-old man in Las Vegas in December 2011.

The court on Thursday rejected claims by Banks that there was insufficient evidence to convict him and that errors were made at his trial before District Court Judge Douglas Smith.

According to court records, Banks twice tried to force his way into an apartment and then fired several shots through the window, hitting Carl Owens in the head.

Banks was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole, plus 8 to 20 years. He was also sentenced to five consecutive terms of 28 to 72 months.

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