February 24, 2024

LAS VEGAS  — A person convicted of fatally taking pictures two Northern California girls close to the Las Vegas Strip virtually eight years in the past has been sentenced to life in jail with out the opportunity of parole.

Omar Talley, 38, was sentenced Tuesday after a decide reprimanded him for his lack of regret, in line with the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal.

Talley’s protection legal professional argued that his shopper had apologized to the victims’ households, however Talley interrupted him to once more state that he solely expressed his “condolences” and claimed he was not concerned within the killings, the newspaper reported.

Talley was convicted in October of two counts of homicide with a lethal weapon and one rely of tried homicide.

Talley initially confronted the dying penalty within the case, however prosecutors withdrew the opportunity of capital punishment earlier than his trial started, courtroom data present.

He was accused of killing Melissa Yvette Mendoza and Jennifer Margarita Chicas, each 27, and wounding Chicas’ brother-in-law, Jerraud Jackson, in February 2016.

The victims have been in Las Vegas for a household celebration, kin mentioned. Jackson survived the taking pictures and testified towards Talley.

The victims have been in a parking storage west of the Strip when an argument broke out with Talley and photographs have been fired, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police mentioned.

Chicas and Mendoza, each from the San Francisco Bay space, died of gunshot wounds to the chest, police mentioned.

Talley advised police he had been consuming and smoking marijuana the evening of the shootings and remembered little of what occurred, in line with an arrest report.

Talley was paroled in 2015 after being sentenced to a Nevada jail for felony pandering of a kid and baby abuse convictions in 2010, courtroom paperwork present.