Hearing to be reset in Vegas for man in duffel bag slaying

LAS VEGAS — A preliminary hearing is expected to be reset Tuesday in Las Vegas for a man facing murder, kidnapping and other charges in the death of a 71-year-old woman whose body was found in a duffel bag in an underground utility vault.

A court official said Monday a postponement for 33-year-old Jamar Webb will allow time to name a lawyer to represent him in the death of Young Suk Sanchez.

Webb arrived in custody Oct. 24 from Louisiana, where a court clerk in Webster Parish said Webb’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Veronica Houck, was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for violating felony probation on a May 2013 identity theft conviction.

Houck and Webb were neighbors of Sanchez at a Las Vegas extended-stay motel where police say Sanchez was killed Aug. 18.

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