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Death penalty sought in Vegas nightclub shooting

The suspect who was later identified as 41 year-old Benjamin Frazier walked into Drai’s Afterhours Lounge where a dispute ensued between Frazier and a front door security host over the cover charge. (Metro Police)
The suspect who was later identified as 41 year-old Benjamin Frazier walked into Drai’s Afterhours Lounge where a dispute ensued between Frazier and a front door security host over the cover charge. (Metro Police)
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Updated: 12/18/2013 5:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for a 42-year-old ex-convict accused of shooting and killing a nightclub patron and wounding two employees at an after-hours Las Vegas Strip nightclub.

An aide to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson says prosecutors decided Wednesday to seek capital charges against Benjamin Paul Frazier.

A trial date hasn't been set. A hearing was pushed back to Jan. 8 to allow a doctor to conduct a psychological evaluation.

Frazier faces murder, battery and weapon charges in the pre-dawn Oct. 21 shooting at Drai's After Hours at Bally's.

Frazier's lawyer, Bob Beckett, says Frazier doesn't remember the shooting.

Police say Frazier disputed a $30 cover charge before wounding club employees Robert Farias and Anthony Guerrero, and killing 40-year-old Kenneth Brown.

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