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Out Esmeralda Way Accused attacker of local Bartender found not guilty On April 23, 1997, a jury consisting of six women and six men from Fish Lake Valley and Silver Peak, found the defendant Todd Michael Erickson, 37, not guilty. Erickson is acarpenter from Las Vegas, and was charged with battery with intent to kill, against Ken Seeley, 48, Goldfield resident and at time of incident, a Goldfield bartender. Ken Seeley, was represented by District Attorney Steve Evenson for the State with Mr. Erickson represented by Attorneys Steven Hill and Mr. Lerner of Las Vegas for the Defense. The trial was held in the Esmeralda County Court- house of the Fifth Judicial District Court with the Honorable Judge John Davis presiding. The alleged incident occurred the evening of Novem- ber27,1996 at the Mozart Club when Mr. Seeley was in the process of closing up. A woman entered the bar crying and ,lpset, asking for a coke, then cigarettes, then her male _ompanion entered looking for a restroom, and on his return from there, the alleged fight took place from the cigarette machine to the ice machine in the kitchen with Mr. Seeley being kicked, hit, stomped, choked, his dentures being bro- ken. Since it was closing time, there were no witnesses except Mr. Erickson's female companion. Although the State furnished a great deal of circumstantial evidence, (photos of plaintiff's body bruises, bloodsoaked paper towels, bar telephone with bloodspots), plus testimo- nies of the arresting officer, the jail booking officer, the registered nurse who was on duty the night Mr. Seeley was taken to Nye Regional Medical Center, (the attending physi- cian was out of town at time of trial), the state was unable to prove battery with intent to kill. After three lengthy days of testimonies, cross-examina- tions, and various exhibits of evidence the defendant Todd Michael Erickson was found not guilty. Treat Mom Right! With the great selecllon or recllners at the Gallery or Home Furnishing we have just the right gilt for her, and we'll Increase the value. Pur- chase any In slock Re- cllner, Jewelrtj Amolre, Dinette or Gilt Item, and we'll give Uou an addlllonal 10% oil our alreadu low prices The Gceg/e"y of Home Furnishing Pahrump (751-3600) FREE--Bull one, get one free on Circus ckets, Limited to the first 30 customers. Bull one at regular price and we'll give llou the second free. I i Whee/er Springs Plaza (727-3600) llwy 160just south of Hwy 372(AII oeksand Cldos 10% J -1 tJtOCg repazrs Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, May 1, 1997 15 Service Forum Engravhag while you wait! 140 E. Nicholas Way Mon- Fri 10-4 Sat - 11 - 4 Relax in a romantic setting VIDA D's ROADHOUSE NIGHTCLUB 751-2495. Relax in a romantic D. 9.99 a2d up 00w',de Hrs. Mort. - FrL t0am- 5:30pm  1271 S. 1=. 160 - Pahrp, , 89041 Sat. loam - 5pro (702} 7274)999 702-727-5512 The Gagry of Home Furnishings Hwy 160 South of 372 Wheeler Springs Plaza & Pahrump Station . ML 751-3600