Luyster

Brent Luyster during his November trial. 

The convicted triple-murderer who received a guilty verdict last month isn’t yet sentenced as Brent Luyster’s defense asked for a retrial on the day of his scheduled sentencing.

There to see Luyster face the possibility of a life sentence without parole for his crime, a shocked audience in Clark County Superior Court Dec. 4 heard as the judge allowed for a postponement of sentencing to allow for the defense to file an appeal for a retrial.

The issue is reported to be due to bias following the revealing of a white supremacist tattoo during the trial, according to several local news outlets. Luyster had shaved his head after the jury had gone into deliberation, showing off the lighting bolt SS tattoo that had been concealed prior.

The jury had a chance to see Luyster with his head shaved while the deliberations were ongoing, leading to the possibility of juror bias. 

Luyster is scheduled back in court Dec. 15.

Luyster was initially found guilty of six charges in total following the verdict Nov. 17. Those include three for first-degree aggravated murder, one for attempted murder and two firearms-related charges. He was charged with the deaths of Joseph LaMar, Janell Renee Knight, and Zachary David Thompson, as well as the attempted murder of Breanne Leigh, who was left for dead at a Woodland residence July 15, 2016.

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