Suspect in Reno crime spree enters plea in manslaughter case

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges days after being linked to a string of stolen vehicles, robberies and car chases.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports ( ) 27-year-old Stephen Christie pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charges Wednesday. The charges stem from the July death of 27-year-old Alejandro Sandoval, who was struck and killed in a traffic accident.

Christie faces 10 charges, including vehicular manslaughter, armed robbery and eluding police.

Police connected Christie to a stolen vehicle and arrested him Monday after a chase.

Authorities say stolen vehicles have been used in recent robberies at a Walmart and a Ford dealership.

Christie will enter pleas to the other charges Thursday.

His attorney has declined to comment on the manslaughter case.


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