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North Las Vegas man pleads to 2014 slayings of mom, sister

July 22, 2019

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A North Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to the 2014 killings and dismemberment of his mother and sister.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Sunday that 35-year-old Darius Sorrells entered a plea last week of guilty but mentally ill.

Sorrells was charged with two counts of murder in the beating deaths of 53-year-old Janice Burden and 34-year-old Natasha Sorrells.

Under the agreement, he will likely be sentenced concurrently to 50 years for each charge.

According to court records, Sorrells underwent psychiatric evaluations and mental testing before the plea was entered.

Prosecutors say police went to the family home after the women were reported missing. Officers found Burden’s body wrapped in plastic and Natasha Sorrells’ mutilated body in a tub.

Sorrells will be sentenced on Sept. 11.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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