LAS VEGAS—A lawyer entered a plea of not responsible Monday to a federal ammunition-manufacturing cost in Las Vegas on behalf of an Arizona man who has acknowledged promoting bullets to the gunman within the deadliest mass capturing within the nation’s fashionable historical past.
Defendant Douglas Haig’s attendance was waived whereas his lawyer, Marc Victor, appeared earlier than a U.S. District Courtroom Justice of the Peace decide who set an Oct. 29 trial date in Las Vegas.
Haig, 55, an aerospace engineer who for many years had a aspect enterprise promoting ammunition from his house in Mesa, Arizona, was at work on Monday, Victor stated outdoors courtroom. Haig has since closed his ammunition enterprise.
Haig isn’t charged within the Oct. 1 capturing and stays free below federal supervision after showing a number of occasions in federal courtroom in Phoenix.
He’s accused of illegally making tracer and armour-piercing bullets like these present in a lodge suite from which Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock shot into an outside live performance crowd. Fifty-eight individuals died and a whole bunch have been injured earlier than Paddock killed himself.
Police and the FBI say Paddock was the one shooter and the assault from the Mandalay Bay lodge didn’t contain a conspiracy or terrorism.
Prosecutors have stated Haig’s fingerprints have been discovered on unfired reloaded .308-calibre bullets discovered inside Paddock’s lodge room, the place police stated an tackle on a field led them to Haig.
Authorities beforehand stated that armour-piercing ammunition recovered inside Paddock’s room had instrument marks according to Haig’s reloading gear.
Haig is prohibited from having weapons, ammunition or manufacturing elements and supplies pending trial. Justice of the Peace Decide Peggy Leen on Monday agreed to prosecutor Patrick Burns’ request to ban Haig from visiting gun retailers or attending gun exhibits.
The decide declined as too restrictive Burns’ request that Haig be prohibited from viewing weapon and gun dealer web web sites.