A Las Vegas man accused of killing two state troopers in a hit-and-run crash, after he allegedly was booted from a casino for allegedly being too drunk, had his trial delayed this week.
Jemarcus Williams is facing a slew of felony charges connected to the November deaths of two troopers while they were pulled over on the side of a freeway in Las Vegas investigating a vehicle. One trooper was killed at the scene and the other at the hospital.
Williams’ preliminary hearing was pushed to March 5 at the request of his counsel, local station KVVU-TV reported.
Police fanned out and searched for the vehicle that had allegedly crashed into the two troopers on Nov. 30, locating and identifying Williams as the driver.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of reckless driving, two counts of DUI resulting in death and two counts of duty to stop at the scene of an accident, according to the press release.
In court on Friday, prosecutors said Williams had been kicked out of a casino nearby after he got too drunk there, local Fox affiliate KVVU-TV previously reported.
The judge set bail for $500,000.