Trial begins for man in 'Thunder' shooting case

Trial begins for man in 'Thunder' shooting case

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 17: A handgun seized during recent sweeps is shown on display at a news conference on May 17, 2013 at the Los Angeles Civic Center in Los Angeles, California. California Attorney General Kamala Harris hosted a meeting of the state's district attorneys to develop recommendations on reducing gun violance. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A prosecutor told a jury was a miracle no one was killed when a .44-caliber handgun went off during a backstage struggle between well-muscled members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue and a man on methamphetamine trying to make off with costumes and props in Las Vegas.

Deputy Clark County District Attorney Nick Portz said Tuesday during his opening statement that the case against 24-year-old Joey Kadmiri isn't complicated.

Portz says the state will prove Kadmiri is guilty of nine felony burglary, robbery, battery and weapon charges.

Defense attorneys Joshua Tomsheck and Roy Nelson reserved their opening statement for later this week.

Kadmiri has pleaded not guilty.

Tomsheck has said Kadmiri had drug and mental health issues before the March 18 incident at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.

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