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Posted  November 1, 2010 - 12:00am
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Jack Armstrong and Attorney Steven M. Altig

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Jack Armstrong fights back tears in a holding cell at the Regional Justice Center before a recent court appearance as he recounts caving in to the pressures of drug use in the midst of his recovery.

His neon orange "INMATE" jumpsuit contrasts with the cell's dreary white walls. Chains around his arms and legs clang on the hard bench as he explains what went wrong.

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September 14, 2012
Video sows doubt in 2011 tazing case
Courts | Jury acquits man after less than 2-hour deliberation
By Matt Ward
Prosecutors failed to convince a Jury Wednesday that a man police tazed in 2011 was guilty of threatening deputies with a firearm.

Sam Jones was acquitted of a single felony charge and video he shot during the incident, played over and over throughout his trial, likely played an oversized role in seeding jurorsí minds with doubt.       

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February 6, 2013
Suspect to lawyers: Iím a basket case
By Kelsey Givens

A man arrested two weeks ago for allegedly murdering his neighbor was referred to the Fifth Judicial Court to determine whether a mental evaluation needs to be performed.

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November 19, 2008
Court Officials May Be Guilty Of Ex-Parte Communication  Judge, DDA Leave Defense Atty. Out
†By Rolando Larraz
An ex parte communication between a judge and a deputy district attorney may have taken place when a Las Vegas Justice of the Peace revoked bail in a North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace case, requested by a Clark County deputy district attorney.

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Friday, Aug. 16, 2002 | 11:21 a.m.
Mother whose son died in car trunk sentenced
By Kim Smith
A Las Vegas mother of five whose 3-year-old son died in the trunk of her car two years ago was sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years probation Thursday.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 | 8:37 a.m.
Woman to take plea deal in sonís accidental death
By Kim Smith

A Las Vegas woman said Tuesday she intends to plead guilty to attempted child abuse and neglect for giving her 3-year-old keys to the car he ultimately died in.

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February 21, 2003
NICE DEAL
By John L. Smith

Credit attorney Steven Altig with a sweetheart of a deal for client Richard Pasley, the federal corrections officer whose attempted murder and child endangerment charges were reduced to single counts of simple battery and disorderly conduct this week after he agreed to plead no contest.

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March 31, 2005
Man convicted of one murder
By Glenn Puit

A man suspected in two murders in the Las Vegas Valley was convicted of one of the killings Wednesday in a verdict praised by the victim's loved ones as sweet justice.

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August 10, 2005
Infamous figure near freedom
ByGlenn Puit

A man linked to one of the most notorious murders in Las Vegas history and who later was charged with trying to kill a man with a hatchet probably will be released from prison soon under the terms of a sentence handed out Tuesday.

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Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005 | 11:07 a.m.
Missing victim, witnesses result in release
By Matt Pordum

A missing victim and missing witnesses in an attempted murder case are resulting in the early release of a man who had been convicted in the notorious 1986 "Show and Tell" murder.

William Charles Merritt served 12 years in prison in that case.

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October 29, 2002
INSIDE BUSINESS

Lawyer group names committee members

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Man tazed reaching for rights
By Selwyn Harris

Note to self: Donít suddenly reach into your back pants pocket during a confrontation with police ó you might get shot. Or, as local pistol-packing videographer Sam Jones learned the hard way ó tazed.

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