LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man and woman accused in the brutal attack and killing of a 70-year-old man are facing murder and robbery charges, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday.
Otis Buchanan, 36, made his first court appearance at 9 a.m. Co-defendant Dalana Smedley, 31, was not brought in “due to being disruptive.”
Both are accused of beating and shooting Alan Bondelid on Sunday night and leaving him for dead in front of his home in a southeast Las Vegas neighborhood.
According to police, the two suspects stole Bondelid’s wallet after following from a bar to his home near Tropicana Avenue and Mountain Vista Street. Bondelid, who was shot in the chest, died steps from his home.
A judge charged Buchanan and Smedley with murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Both are being held without bail and will return to court on Dec. 31.
According to the court, Buchanan has multiple pending felony cases and was out on bond since July on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. It was also noted that Smedley has a felony conviction from earlier in the year, but no additional information on that was released.