This past May, 73-year-old retired school teacher Wayne Burgarello shot two people allegedly trespassing in his Sparks home. Neither of the alleged trespassers were armed, and one of them died from the shooting. Today Burgarello pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and attempted murder.
Burgarello's home is a duplex that has been frequently burglarized. He reportedly claims he was acting in accordance with Nevada's "self-defense" laws. Burgarello's bail was initially set at 2 million dollars but was eventually reduced to $150,000, which allowed him to bail out this past August.
This case is another in a string of incidents that calls attention to Nevada's "stand your ground" laws. The next court hearing in this case is October 15, 2014. For more on this story, go to: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/not-guilty-plea-sparks-trespass-killing