Three men accused in the slaying of a man in downtown Las Vegas over a $50 debt entered not guilty pleas Thursday and had their a trial date set for next month.
Segundo Gonzalez, 21, Salvador Mora, 20, and Troy Z. Waggoner, 32, were each charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and first-degree murder. Mora and Waggoner was additionally charged with attempted robbery while Gonzalez was charged with attempted murder, according to an in-custody search on the Clark County Detention Center's website.
A judge in Las Vegas Justice Court set trial to begin on Aug. 26. A pre-trial calendar call was also set for Aug. 20.
According to authorities, the three were arrested during an investigation into the shooting death of 48-year-old Richard Lee Blevins. Blevins was found with multiple gunshot wounds at his apartment near Charleston Boulevard and Third Street on April 29, according to Las Vegas Metro police.
Blevins later died at University Medical Center.
An arrest report stated security video recorded three men heading to the apartment minutes before the shooting and running from the area shortly after.
Witnesses told police, in the report, Blevins was seen earlier that day arguing with a man who was later identified as Gonzalez. The report later identifies him as Mora's friend.
Witnesses, in the report, said the two were arguing over a debt Blevins owed Gonzalez. The report said Gonzalez left the area, vowing to bring back a few more people.
According to police, Gonzalez returned with Mora, a person identified as "Gucci" and Gonzalez's roommate to Blevins' apartment complex.
In the report, Gonzalez told police he enlisted the men to intimidate Blevins to pay the $50 debt.
Gonzalez told police, in the report, he, Mora and Gucci confronted the victim while his roommate waited in a vehicle.
In the report, Gonzalez said Blevins kept telling them he didn't have any money to give. That was when, according to Gonzalez in the report, Gucci removed a firearm from his waistband and pointed it at Blevins.
He told police the victim went for the gun but was struck by a round. Gonzalez said three or four more shots were fired at Blevins before the three fled to the awaiting vehicle, police stated in the report.
Police later interviewed Mora, who, in the report, failed a concealed information test related to the case.
Mora, in the report, admitted to agreeing to help Gonzalez confront Blevins. Mora, though, ended questioning when police asked him about security video recordings of a Hispanic male with sleeved tattoos holding a gun while running from the area.
The CCDC inmate search showed an arrest date of May 4 for Gonzalez, Waggoner and Mora.
Police also did not say the reason for the debt.
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