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Trial set in 2019 for homicide suspect who escaped in Nevada

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Alonso Perez (Source: North Las Vegas PD) Alonso Perez (Source: North Las Vegas PD)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -

A homicide defendant whose escape from a Nevada police station and recapture several days later drew intense interest is headed to trial in February 2019 on a capital murder charge.

A Clark County District Court judge on Monday set a trial date more than two years away to allow both sides to prepare for trial for 25-year-old Alonso Perez.

Perez has been jailed since his recapture in September after breaking handcuffs and escaping during questioning by North Las Vegas police.

He's being held without bail.

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He faces the death penalty in the August shooting death of 51-year-old Mohammed Robinson at a local fast-food restaurant.

Perez has pleaded not guilty.

He's charged separately and has pleaded not guilty in another Las Vegas murder case, and a felony robbery case.

This story corrects that Perez is held without bail and is charged separately in murder and robbery cases, not two other murder cases.

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