Man sentenced to death in Las Vegas killings
Gregory Hover was sentenced to death on Friday for the murder of a young mother and a 64-year-old man in 2010.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Gregory Hover was sentenced to death on Friday for the murder of a young mother and a 64-year-old man in 2010.
Hover was convicted of kidnapping 21-year-old Prisma Contreras as she was leaving work at the Hooters Hotel & Casino in Jan. of 2010.
Police said he assaulted and stabbed the woman. Her body was found the next day in a Jeep near Boulder City.
10 days later, police said he shot Julio and Roberta Romero during a robbery at their Las Vegas home. Julio, 64, died of his injuries. Roberta was critically injured.
Contreras' family was in the courtroom Friday for the sentencing. "We're happy with the verdict. We feel that justice has been served," said cousin Alberto Carrillo.
"I don't think people like that deserve to live," said sister Denise Espitia.
Espitia told Action News that celebrating Mother's Day without Prisma is the hardest holiday to celebrate, "We all come and celebrate Mother's Day with our mothers. She left a daughter behind. We take her to the cemetery to visit Prisma. It's difficult."
Hover will still have to undergo another formal sentencing by a judge. Action News will bring you those details as soon as they are released.