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(Las Vegas-AP) -- The District Attorney in Las Vegas told a judge today that two Utah teenagers might face the death penalty in a butcher knife attack that killed a three-year-old girl and left her ten-year-old sister paralyzed last month.
Nineteen-year-old Beau Santino Maestas and his 16-year-old sister, Monique, said nothing during their first Nevada court appearance. They were not required to enter a plea.
Neither reacted when Clark County District Attorney David Roger told Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo that prosecutors might seek the death penalty.
The teen-agers from Salt Lake City are accused of killing Kristyanna Cowan on January 22nd and stabbing Brittney Bergeron in a recreational vehicle trailer parked outside the CasaBlanca hotel-casino in Mesquite, Nevada.
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