RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2019 killing of a woman at a hotel and casino in Reno.
Tevin Raeshaun Johnson, 23, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in November to first-degree murder in the death of Amber Morris, 37, of Ross, Ohio, the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office said.READ MORE: Mon Wharf Reopening For Parking On Monday
Morris’ body was found near the door of her hotel room at Circus Circus Reno on July 19, 2019, authorities said. An autopsy revealed she was strangled and stomped on, causing bleeding in her brain.READ MORE: University of Pittsburgh Main Campus Shifts Into Lower-Risk Classification For The Coronavirus
The District Attorney’s Office said Johnson had briefly met Morris and her sister and that he later went alone to her room.
The office said an autopsy concluded that Morris was killed from blunt force trauma to the head and her DNA was found on shoes that Johnson took off and left in an elevator before fleeing.MORE NEWS: Baldwin High School Students Raise Thousands Of Dollars Through Polar Pop Event For Special Olympics Of Pennsylvania
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