Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Father, Girlfriend to Face Trial for Child's Death. Authorities say had been beaten with a hammer
A Las Vegas father and his girlfriend will face trial on felony murder charges in the death of a two-year-old boy.
Twenty-five-year-old Richard "Todd" Martino will go on trial for the murder of his son, Sander Martino, who authorities say had been beaten with a hammer.
Twenty-two-year-old Brandi Reeves faces a second-degree murder charge. A prosecutor alleges Reeves knew the father was abusing his son, but did nothing about it.Lawyers for both defendants say their clients aren't guilty.
A Las Vegas justice of the peace set arraignment for Sept. 10th in Clark County District Court