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Prosecutors: Jury should hear Vegas shooting ammunition case

June 27, 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Federal prosecutors say a jury, not a judge, should hear the Las Vegas trial of an Arizona man facing a federal ammunition-manufacturing charge after selling bullets to the gunman who staged the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A court filing on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 leaves it to a judge to decide. Haig's lawyers asked for a bench trial, arguing that jurors can't fairly hear evidence in a city where 58 people died and more than 850 were injured in October 2017. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a jury, not a judge, should hear the Las Vegas trial of an Arizona man facing a federal ammunition manufacturing charge after selling bullets to the gunman who staged the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

A Tuesday court filing leaves the decision to a judge.

Douglas Haig’s lawyers asked for a bench trial, arguing jurors can’t fairly hear evidence in a city where 58 people died and over 850 were injured in October 2017.

Haig isn’t accused of the shooting.

Prosecutors say his fingerprints were found on bullets in the high-rise hotel suite where the gunman shot into a concert crowd before killing himself.

Haig has pleaded not guilty to illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets at his Mesa, Arizona, home.

His trial is scheduled Aug. 12.

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