Anthony Wrobel sentenced to life in prison for fatal shooting at Venetian company picnic

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Anthony Wrobel, 44, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to the fatal shooting.

The former The Venetian Hotel & Casino card dealer Anthony Wrobel will spend at least 38 years in state prison, before being eligible for parole in the planning and fatal shooting of a work supervisor and badly wounding another at the Venetian company picnic in April 2018.

According to the arrest report, when Wrobel, arrived at the picnic on April 15, he asked a co-worker if any of the bosses were still at the event and was told that Mia Banks and Hector Rodriguez were still there.

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Wrobel walked up to them, pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting. Banks was killed. Rodriguez was shot twice but survived.

Wrobel was arrested at a Texas freeway rest stop four days after the killing and was returned to Las Vegas.

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Wrobel pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon and one count of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon.

The 44-year-old Wrobel apologized for his actions and said he has suffered all his life from Type 1 diabetes and being on the Autism spectrum.

Survivor of the shooting, Hector Rodriguez

Rodriguez testified he’s still undergoing surgeries for complications from the abdominal wounds he suffered in the shooting. While Mia Banks’ adult daughters, Angela Lee and Rachel Lee, sobbed as they described the impact of losing their mother.

Angela Lee, daughter of Mia Banks

Judge Herndon’s sentence was more than the 30 years the court officials’ recommended sentence.

Rachel Lee, daughter of Mia Banks

Anthony Wrobel will be at least 70-years-old when he’s first eligible for parole, following an emotional sentencing Thursday in the slaying of Venetian casino executive Mia Banks and wounding of co-worker Hector Rodriguez.

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