LAS VEGAS (AP) –– A jury in Las Vegas is due to hear longtime entertainer Wayne Newton and his wife describe encountering two burglars at their home a year ago, including one who attacked their dogs with a crowbar before escaping over a wall.
Prosecutor Jory Scarborough told jurors Tuesday that 22-year-old Weslie Hosea Martin was one of those burglars, and later sold Newton valuables to a coin and jewelry store.
Scarborough says Martin also was responsible for a break-in two weeks earlier at the Newton home, and at a neighboring property.
Martin’s public defender, Will Ewing, told jurors that only a vague video security image ties Martin to the second break-in, which the Newtons interrupted when they returned home.
Martin is facing 11 felonies and sentencing as a habitual criminal if he’s convicted.