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Suspects in Nellis Airman's Murder May Face Death Penalty

LAS VEGAS -- All four suspects, including the wife of a Nellis Air Force Base airman, made their initial appearance in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning.

Michelle Paet, the wife of Nathan Paet, appeared via video conference along with Michael Rudolph Rodriguez, Corry A. Hawkins and Jessica Austin. All are accused of murdering and conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of Nathan Paet.

Read the Arrest Report for Michelle Paet

Paet was gunned down in his home's garage as he prepared to go to work on Dec. 1. Police say the motive behind the killing was to cash in on Paet's life insurance policies worth $650,000.

Michelle Paet admitted to police she helped plan the murder and she was romantically involved with co-worker and suspect Michael Rodriguez.

Police Arrest 3 in Nellis Airman's Murder

LAS VEGAS -- Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Nellis airman who was shot to death in his garage last week as he prepared to leave for work.

Twenty-eight-year-old Staff Sergeant Nathan Paet was gunned down on Dec. 1. in his Mountain's Edge neighborhood. After being shot, he stumbled back into his home and died.

His wife and four children were asleep inside the home when the shooting happened, but neighbors say they saw one man take off running after the shooting.

Police have arrested 31-year-old Michael Rudolph Rodriguez, 33-year-old Corry A. Hawkins and 23-year-old Jessica Austin. All are facing murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges.

Paet was originally from Guam, and joined the Air Force in 2002. He and had been stationed in Arizona and Alaska before moving here in 2007. Tuesday, Nellis Air Force Base held a memorial service for Paet and his family.

Murdered Nellis Airman's Funeral Scheduled

NELLIS AFB, Nev. -- A murdered father of four, Staff Sgt. Nathan Paet, will be laid to rest Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base at 3 p.m. The 28-year-old was killed on December 1 as he was preparing to leave for work.

Man Charged in Deadly Fourth of July Explosion

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly five months after a fatal Fourth of July accident, the Clark County District Attorney's Office has filed charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless disregard of persons or property in the death of 22-year-old Kacey Barlow.

The criminal complaint names 20-year-old Andrew Molitor as the man who overstuffed a homemade cannon with gunpowder before lighting it. The cannon exploded, killing Barlow.

But the Barlow family believes Molitor didn't act alone. There were at least 12 different people around that knew what was going on and hid behind cars as the cannon was lit. But Kacey Barlow had no idea that he was in danger.

Read the police report against Andrew Molitor

Another Violent Robbery has Police on Edge

LAS VEGAS -- Another robbery in an east Las Vegas neighborhood brings the number to two in as many weeks. Police are looking into the possibility that the suspects could be linked to the same robbery attempt that led to the death of school teacher Timothy VanDerbosch last week.

The suspects seem to fit the same description as the suspects in that robbery. But Las Vegas police are not confirming that those suspects were responsible for a robbery near Lake Mead and Hollywood Thursday morning.

But, one things for certain -- neighbors are locking up and staying indoors.

Two people were violently robbed Thursday morning at a quiet spot overlooking the city lights. Teenager, Lenny Estrada is shocked.

"Its so calm up here. Not many people up here. And usually everybody knows each other. That's why it's kind of shocking," he said.

Operation Scarecrow Targets Sex Offenders

LAS VEGAS -- Thousands of kids will hit the streets in search of candy this weekend and police want to make sure they don't come into contact with convicted sex offenders.

It is all part of law enforcement's Operation Scarecrow.

For six years, parole and probation officers have been have been canvassing the streets and homes of convicted sex offenders making sure they're following the rules. There are approximately 1300 sex offenders in the state with 820 of them in southern Nevada.

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Students March to Honor Fallen Teacher

LAS VEGAS -- As officers search for the robbers linked to a Las Vegas teacher's death, Eldorado High School students honored Timothy VanDerbosch before classes started Monday morning.

VanDerbosch was killed after he was beaten, robbed and then hit by a passing car.

And at 6 a.m., students walked the same path Mr. VanDerbosch took every day to get to school.

Students met at Washington and Nellis, the scene of the crime, and walked along Washington to their school.

So far, no arrests have been made in VanDerbosch's death. Several people were robbed and beaten early Wednesday morning. Police say the suspects were robbing their victims at random.

VanDerbosch was beaten so badly, he was struck by a car while lying on the street. He died at University Medical Center.