Charges against Vegas slaying suspect to proceed - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Charges against Vegas slaying suspect to proceed

Posted: Updated:
Nathan Burkett (LVMPD) Nathan Burkett (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas judge Wednesday ruled there was enough evidence to proceed with murder charges against a 65-year-old man accused in two cold case slayings.

Nathan Burkett faces charges in connection to the 1978 homicide of Barbara Ann Cox and the 1994 slaying of Tina Mitchell.

A preliminary hearing for Burkett was scheduled for Dec. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, law enforcement in Mississippi arrested Burkett in August in connection to the slayings.

Metro homicide detectives said DNA evidence linked Burkett to the slayings, which were, at some point, considered cold cases.

Metro Lt. Ray Steiber said the victims were strangled and their bodies dumped.

Police were also looking into Burkett's connection to other unsolved cases.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this ongoing story.

Copyright 2012 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

More News

More: Nathan Burkett

Updated:

Nathan Burkett was arrested in suspicion of two cold case homicides in Las Vegas - one in 1978, another in 1994.Suspect in 2 Vegas cold case homicides captured | SLIDESHOWVegas cold case slaying suspect More>>

Powered by WorldNow
Fox 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KVVU Broadcasting Corporation, Las Vegas, NV and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..