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Ex-casino worker facing prison in Vegas picnic killing case

November 20, 2019
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FILE - This Thursday, April 19, 2018 file booking photo provided by the Oldham County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Anthony J. Wrobel, after his arrest near Vega, Texas. Wrobel, a former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer, will seek leniency when he's sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in 2018. Wrobel could get life without parole but won't face the death penalty Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in the shooting death of Venetian executive Mia Banks and wounding of Hector Rodriguez. Wrobel pleaded guilty in September in the April 2018 slayings. (Oldham County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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FILE - This Thursday, April 19, 2018 file booking photo provided by the Oldham County, Texas, Sheriff's Office shows Anthony J. Wrobel, after his arrest near Vega, Texas. Wrobel, a former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer, will seek leniency when he's sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in 2018. Wrobel could get life without parole but won't face the death penalty Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 in the shooting death of Venetian executive Mia Banks and wounding of Hector Rodriguez. Wrobel pleaded guilty in September in the April 2018 slayings. (Oldham County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer will seek leniency when he’s sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-worker at a company picnic in April 2018.

Anthony Wrobel could get life without parole but won’t face the death penalty Thursday in the shooting death of Venetian executive Mia Banks and wounding of Hector Rodriguez.

Wrobel’s court-appointed attorney, Joseph Abood, says court officials are recommending Wrobel spend 30 years behind bars.

Wrobel avoided trial by pleading guilty in September.

Authorities say he acted alone in the shooting and left a note at home expressing anger at Venetian management.

He was arrested days later in a car with stolen license plates at a rest area off Interstate 40 in Texas, not far from the New Mexico state line.