Bellagio Employee Arrested for Stabbing Co-Worker in Las Vegas

December 27, 2012

Last week a Bellagio employee allegedly stabbed a colleague's face in the casino pit. The suspect faces charges for battery with a deadly weapon, mayhem and the Nevada crime of burglary. This incident follows a murder-suicide in the Excalibur casino two weeks ago.

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The Nevada crime of burglary is the entry into any building, vehicle, plane or rail car with the intent to commit any of the following inside: larceny, assault, battery, any felony, or obtaining money by false pretenses. A person may be convicted of burglary even if he/she did not break in. The main defense to this crime is that the defendant had no intent to commit a crime when he/she entered the building.

Burglary is a category B felony in Nevada. Penalties include one to ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The penalty is raised to two to fifteen years if the defendant had a deadly weapon. Repeat offenders are ineligible for probation.

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