Arizona Man Who Sold Bullets To Las Vegas Shooter Seeks Bench Trial

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 9:37am

An Arizona man who admitted to selling bullets to the Las Vegas shooter days before the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history wants a judge — not a jury — to try his case.

An attorney for Mesa resident Douglas Haig fears a Las Vegas jury may not be able to set aside prejudice for an impartial verdict.

While Haig has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman, he has pleaded not guilty to charges of illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets.  

Investigators have not shown those bullets were used in the massacre that killed 59 people and injured more than 850 others at a Las Vegas concert in 2017.

Haig has tried to move his trial to Arizona under the same argument of impartiality. That request was denied and a federal magistrate judge has recommended the new trial judge deny Haig’s latest request.

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