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Las Vegas Nightclub Shooter Enters Not Guilty Plea

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Benjamin Frazier during an Oct. 30 court hearing. Benjamin Frazier during an Oct. 30 court hearing.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson District Attorney Steve Wolfson
Defense attorney Bob Beckett Defense attorney Bob Beckett

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused in a nightclub shooting that left one person dead and others injured entered a not guilty plea on all charges.

Benjamin Frazier appeared in Clark County District Court Wednesday morning. He is charged with six felony counts including murder, attempted murder and battery. Frazier had difficulty speaking in court but was able to enter a not guilty plea. He could face the death penalty because his alleged actions put so many people in danger.

He is accused of killing Kenneth Brown on Oct. 21 after a argument over paying a cover charge at Drai's After Hours club at Bally's Hotel & Casino. Brown, who was a patron in the establishment, had tackled and tried to wrestle the gun away from Frazier, but was shot and killed. Two other security officers were also shot and Frazier was injured when he fell to the ground and hit his head.

Defense attorney Bob Beckett, Frazier's relative, said Frazier does not remember anything that happened that night. He said Frazier was drinking alcohol and taking anti-depressants. Beckett said Frazier may have suffered brain damage from being tackled to the ground.

"Since he can't remember anything, we have to try and piece it together through other sources and we're in the process of doing that," Beckett said.

Beckett said Frazier was on three different anti-depressants and blood pressure medication at the time of the shooting. He may have also been heavily intoxicated.

"It's possible that he had drunk about half a quart of tequila on that morning," he said.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson met Wednesday with the prosecution, defense and other attorneys in the Death Penalty Review Committee.

"I think it's important for a different set of eyes to be looking at any particular case, rather than one person make the decision on his or her own," Wolfson said.

The committee will make their decision public in the coming days. Frazier's trial date will be set on Dec. 18.

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