LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A 38-year-old man on trial in the shootings that killed two tourists in 2016 has been found guilty.
A Clark County jury convicted Talley on two counts of murder, and one count of attempted murder.
The February 2016 shootings killed two tourists who were in Las Vegas to celebrate a graduation – Jennifer Chicas and Melissa Mendoza. Jerraud Jackson, the third shooting victim, survived and testified against Talley on the first day of trial.
During the trial, in a surprise move, Talley decided to take the stand and testify in his own defense.
During a police interrogation, which was played during the trial, Talley denied the shooting, often saying he was so drunk he could not remember leaving the Planet Hollywood parking lot, where he engaged with Jackson and the other two victims. The group brawled until security intervened, but police said Talley chased the victims by car and shot them as they drove along the Las Vegas Strip.
In 2009 Talley was convicted of first-degree kidnapping and pandering of a child, court records show. Those court documents say he forced a minor into prostitution.
Talley is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30, 2024.