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Ex-casino worker facing prison in Vegas picnic killing case

11 months 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, November 20 2019 Nov 20, 2019 November 20, 2019 4:16 PM November 20, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer will seek leniency when he's sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in April 2018.

Anthony Wrobel could get life without parole but won’t face the death penalty Thursday in the shooting death of Venetian executive Mia Banks and wounding of Hector Rodriguez.

Wrobel’s court-appointed attorney, Joseph Abood, says court officials are recommending Wrobel spend 30 years behind bars.

Wrobel avoided trial by pleading guilty in September.

Authorities say he acted alone in the shooting and left a note at home expressing anger at Venetian management.

He was arrested days later in a car with stolen license plates at a rest area off Interstate 40 in Texas, not far from the New Mexico state line.

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