No. 56721.

335 P.3d 157 (2014)

John Matthias WATSON, III, Appellant, v. The STATE of Nevada, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Nevada.

October 2, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Philip J. Kohn , Public Defender, and Howard S. Brooks , Deputy Public Defender, Clark County, for Appellant.

Catherine Cortez Masto , Attorney General, Carson City; Steven B. Wolfson , District Attorney, and Ryan J. MacDonald , Deputy District Attorney, Clark County, for Respondent.



By the Court, GIBBONS, C.J.:

A jury found appellant John Watson, III, guilty of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder of his wife and sentenced him to death for the murder. In this appeal from the judgment of conviction, we focus primarily on two of Watson's claims.

First, we consider whether the district court erred in concluding that Watson failed to demonstrate a prima facie case of discrimination for the purpose of a...

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