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Hearing Delay for Sparks Man in Trespasser's Death

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A judge has granted a public defender's request to delay a bail hearing 10 days for a 73-year-old Sparks man facing murder charges in a killing that has drawn attention to Nevada's "stand your ground law."
 
After some initial disagreement with his lawyer in Sparks Justice Court, Wayne Burgarello agreed Monday to postpone his hearing and return to the county jail where's he's being held without bail.
 
Justice of the Peace Chris Wilson set a hearing for June 12 after public defender Champagne said he'd just been appointed Burgarello's lawyer and had only talked with him for about 20 minutes.
 
Burgarello told police he acted in self-defense Feb. 13 when he killed a man and shot a woman he found in a vacant duplex he owns in Sparks. But court documents show 34-year-old Cody Devine and 29-year-old Janai Wilson were not armed when Burgarello found them inside the vacant H Street home.

Burgarello is charged with murder and attempted murder.

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)
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