As part of newly-elected LA District Attorney George Gascon’s reforms, his office is seeking to dismiss all special circumstances allegations and enhancements against a Utah man accused of a double murder, including the shooting death of a Los Angeles County deputy, last year.
If a judge signs off on the dismissals, the suspected double murderer could be eligible for parole in the future, if convicted, Fox 11 reports.
In June 2019, police say Rhett Nelson shot LASD deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano in the back of the head while he was waiting in line at an Alhambra Jack in the Box while off-duty.
Police say just one hour before that, Nelson shot and killed 31-year-old Russian skateboarder Dmitry Koltsov. Deputy Solano died in the hospital.
Nelson was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and multiple counts of second-degree robbery.