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December 22, 2014

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No reduced bail for suspect in pet store fire

Attorneys representing Kirk Bills, a suspect in a Las Vegas pet shop fire, unsuccessfully tried today to have his $310,000 bail reduced.

Calling the amount excessive and “beyond standard,” Bills’ attorney Roger Bailey told Clark County District Court Judge Nancy Becker that his client’s bail should be less than $100,000.

But prosecutor Shanon Clowers told Becker that Bills, 27, is a flight risk, noting that he traveled to Indiana after the fire, where he was later captured.

Bills’ bail is set at the same amount as his alleged co-conspirator, Gloria Lee, 35. Both are charged with more than 30 counts, including arson and attempted animal abuse, in the fire.

Lee also was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on charges of arson with attempt to defraud an insurer, insurance fraud and attempted theft in connection with the Jan. 27 blaze at the Prince and Princess Boutique at 6870 S. Rainbow Road, south of the 215 Beltway.

Bills and Lee have pleaded not guilty to all charges. A trial date for both has been set for July 14.

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