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Former Las Vegas cop held without bail for 1997 rape/murder

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 20 years after 20-year-old Nadia Iverson was raped and murdered, 51-year-old former Las Vegas cop Arthur Lee Sewall Jr. was arrested for it. DNA evidence allegedly links him to the crime. Yesterday, a Las Vegas judge ordered that he be held without bail.

Sewall is being charged with murder with a deadly weapon and two counts of sexual assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was found on May 8, 1997, in an apartment near Washington Ave. and Martin Luther King Blvd. She had been shot in the head. 

"It is suspicious that it took more than two decades for authorities to arrest someone in this case," said Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Becker. "DNA evidence existed back in 1997. Now the question turns to the chain-of-custody for and the integrity of this supposed DNA evidence. A lot of misconduct can occur in 20 years."

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A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.

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