Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:42:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staffMore>>
The Federal Election Commission had found that the parents of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada made excessive in-kind contributions to a former political action committee staff member.More>>
(Jun. 11) -- Cheryl Botzet will be tried for the murder of her daughter. Doctors say she let her child die from medical neglect. Cheryl Botzet sat silent and on the verge of tears as she listened to the testimony Friday. She stood when the judge announced his decision to proceed to trial for the murder of her daughter, 11-year-old Ariel.
Judge Douglas Smith stated, "I find the state met this burden and they have proven the crimes set forth in the amended complaint."
With that Cheryl Botzet's friends wept. Judge Douglas Smith made his decision after hearing from seven prosecution witnesses. The defense did not call anyone to the stand. During the hearing there were heated arguments between the judge and defense attorney Herb Sachs, as well as Sachs and prosecutor Vicki Monroe.
The most damaging witness was Cheryl Botzet's estranged husband Randy Botzet. He testified that in November of 2003, three months before Ariel died from what the detectives say was neglect, his wife made this threat. "She said you will never get custody of her. I don't care what I have to do," Randy Botzet reiterated.
Defense attorney Herb Sachs tried to paint Ariel's father as an uncaring parent who was not involved in his daughters life. "Did you ever go and ask the school people who was Ariel's doctor? No. You wanted to know who the doctor was didn't you sir? Yea," Sachs said.
In the end the judge decided to go to trial, ruling there was enough evidence that Cheryl Botzet willfully neglected to give Ariel her insulin shots causing the death of the11-year-old.
Defense attorney Herb Sachs said, "Judge has to base it on the evidence given. There was nobody who testified in any regard that cheryl dilberatly did this."
It was very emotional for Ariel's father. He was holding back tears at different times in the courtroom. Randy and Cheryl had another child, a 14-year-old son. He's with his father now.
Cheryl Botzet remainds behind bars. Her attorney asked the judge to reduce bail from $150,000. The judge refused saying she is enough of a flight risk.
There's a concern that the Metro investigation, which led to the murder charge was based on a simplistic view of diabetes, a view that insulin is a "wonder" drug which "always" keeps the disease in check. While one Valley mom faces neglect and murder charges, another mom questions how neglect is defined. More>>