Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Death for 2 Murders - 8 News NOW

Las Vegas Man Sentenced to Death for 2 Murders

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Greg Hover Greg Hover
Prisma Contreras Prisma Contreras
Richard Freeman Richard Freeman

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man was sentenced to death for the robbery and murder of a Las Vegas man and the kidnapping, robbery and murder of a Las Vegas woman.

The judge sentenced Greg Hover Monday. Besides the death penalty, Hover was sentenced to dozens of years each for 31 counts, including kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault and arson. Several of the counts had extra years added because the victims were 60 years or older.

Hover was convicted of killing Julio Romero and shooting Romero's wife. Hover had gone to the couple's home to serve court papers. He later returned to shoot and rob them.

He was also convicted in the kidnapping, robbery, rape and murder of 21-year-old Prisma Contreras. Contreras was kidnapped as she left her job as a waitress at Hooters Hotel and Casino just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Hover and his accomplice, Richard Freeman, held Contreras for several hours, torturing her before finally strangling and stabbing her to death.

Her body was found in her Jeep in a desert area near U.S. 95 at the Nelson Landing road south of Boulder City in January 2010.

Freeman pleaded guilty in April. He will be sentenced in September.

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