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The Latest: Ex-casino worker to seek leniency in slaying

1 year 3 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, September 26 2019 Sep 26, 2019 September 26, 2019 11:43 AM September 26, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the guilty plea of a former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer who killed a resort executive and wounded a co-worker (all times local):

10:20 a.m.

A court-appointed defense lawyer says a former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer will seek leniency and a chance at parole when he is sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in 2018.

Attorney Joseph Abood said Thursday it was in Anthony Wrobel's best interest to plead guilty before trial to murder in the shooting of Venetian casino executive Mia Banks and attempted murder for injuring co-worker Hector Rodriguez.

Wrobel is due for sentencing Nov. 21.

Wrobel won't face the death penalty but his plea agreement says he will go to prison and could face up to life without the possibility of parole.

Abood says he'll seek a minimum sentence with parole eligibility after 21 years.

9:05 a.m.

A 44-year-old former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer could face the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a resort executive to death and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in April 2018.

Court-appointed attorneys representing Anthony Wrobel didn't immediately respond Thursday to messages about this Sept. 18 guilty pleas to murder for killing Venetian casino executive Mia Banks and attempted murder for wounding co-worker Hector Rodriguez.

Wrobel is due for sentencing Nov. 21 by Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon.

Wrobel won't face the death penalty but will go to prison for what could be life without the possibility of parole.

Authorities say Wrobel acted alone and was motivated by anger at his work supervisors.

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