Confessed Nevada child killer seeks parole, cites immaturity

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A confessed killer who has lost several appeals of his life sentence in the May 1997 rape and strangulation of a 7-year-old girl in a southern Nevada casino restroom is trying again for a chance at parole.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that attorneys for Jeremy Strohmeyer asked a state court judge on Thursday for a new sentencing hearing because they say Strohmeyer lacked the emotional maturity to control adolescent impulses.

Strohmeyer was a high school senior in Long Beach, California, and was not yet 19-year-old when he killed Sherrice Iverson at a casino near the Nevada-California state line.

Police say he admitted killing the girl because he wanted to see someone die.

Strohmeyer avoided death row by pleading guilty. He’s now 39.

Prosecutors say if he gets a new sentencing hearing, they’ll seek the death penalty.

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

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