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DA to Consider Death Penalty in Harris Case

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LAS VEGAS -- Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is considering the death penalty in the case of Ammar Harris, who is facing three charges of murder in the triple killings on the Las Vegas Strip Feb. 21.

"Anybody that is responsible for the senseless killing of three people, you have to look at the ultimate penalty and give it the greatest consideration," Wolfson said.

Harris, 26, could be extradited back to Las Vegas for his arraignment at the Regional Justice Center as early as next week -- but only if he doesn't fight the process.

"People normally don't fight extradition," Wolfson said. "Normally what they do is, they waive formal extradition and they agree to voluntarily come back to Las Vegas. If Mr. Harris chooses to do that, we expect him to be back here much sooner."

After leaving Haze nightclub on the strip, Metro Police say Harris opened fire from his Range Rover at a Maserati driven by Oakland aspiring rapper Kenneth Cherry Jr., who went by the name Kenny Clutch.

Before Cherry died, the police said he lost control of his Maserati, slamming into a taxi cab.

Driver Michael Boldon and passenger Sandra Sutton-Wasmund died when their car burst into flames.

Wolfson said that after Harris returns, the police department will forward their investigation to the district attorney's office, which will then build their case for trial.

A change of venue is possible, but not likely, he said, adding that he expects the trial to stay in Las Vegas.

"This was a serious, serious event in this community and it's going to get the most attention a case can get," Wolfson said.

Right now, no one else is charged as an accomplice, but that could change, starting with the person who harbored Harris in North Hollywood.

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