Trial postponed in Vegas 'Thunder' shooting case

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm •  Published: September 3, 2014
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge postponed retrial indefinitely and scheduled a competency hearing for a man accused of firing a gun while trying to steal costumes and props from "Thunder From Down Under" male revue cast members at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Joey Kamari, 25, also could get a new lawyer appointed Thursday, after his attorney, Joshua Tomsheck, withdrew from his case.

Clark County District Judge Jerome Tao let Tomsheck off the case despite Kadmiri saying Tuesday that he wanted to represent himself and have Tomsheck remain at his side.

Tao scheduled Kadmiri's competency hearing for Sept. 26.

Kadmiri acknowledged he has been treated for mental illness and said he believes Tomsheck and prosecutors conspired against him with a plea deal to avoid another trial on felony burglary, robbery, battery and weapon charges, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Kadmiri's first trial ended in mistrial in July after jurors reported discussing the case among themselves.

The plea deal could have put Kadmiri in prison for up to 25 years. He is being held at the Clark County jail on $500,000 bail.

Kadmiri is accused of firing a handgun during a March 18 struggle with several muscular "Thunder From Down Under" cast members at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. He has pleaded not guilty.

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