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Defense rests in 2011 Sparks casino shootout trial

Officers receive instruction on the east side of John Ascuaga’s Nugget after a shooting, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Sparks. One person has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a hotel-casino in Sparks that witnesses say involved members of rival motorcycle gangs, the Vagos and Hells Angels. (Associated Press)
Officers receive instruction on the east side of John Ascuaga’s Nugget after a shooting, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Sparks. One person has been killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a hotel-casino in Sparks that witnesses say involved members of rival motorcycle gangs, the Vagos and Hells Angels. (Associated Press)
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Updated: 8/05/2013 9:02 pm
RENO (AP) - The defense has rested in the trial of a Vagos motorcycle club member charged with killing a Hells Angels chapter president in a shootout at a Nevada casino.

Ernesto Gonzalez is charged with murder in the death of Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew, a Hells Angels San Jose chapter president, during a brawl at a Sparks casino on Sept. 23, 2011.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Gonzalez cried on the stand Monday as he recounted events leading up to the shooting. His attorneys claim Gonzalez fired in self-defense and to save another Vagos member.

Prosecutors allege Pettigrew was the target of a planned hit ordered by Vagos leaders and that Gonzalez agreed to carry it out.

Prosecutors are expected to call a rebuttal witness Tuesday.
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