Immigrant appeals Nevada murder case to state Supreme Court

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, of El Salvador, talks to his public defender and interpreter during his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. Lawyers for the Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four Nevadans are asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling upholding a grand jury's authority to indict him in Reno for two of the fatal shootings outside the county. Public defenders for Martinez Guzman want the high court to dismiss two counts each of murder with a deadly weapon and burglary in the January deaths of Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken in Douglas County south of Carson City.