Las Vegas Serial killer Nathan Burkett appears in court again today for the second day of pretrial hearings.
Burkett, 62 is accused of murdering 3 women in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas murders he is accused of are decades old; Barbara Cox, 22 was murdered in 1978, Tina Gayle Mitchell, 27, was murdered in 1984 and Althea Williams was murdered in 1994.
Nathanial Burkett was finally caught thanks to a grant that enabled Las Vegas Metro Police to test backlogged DNA cases. The results of the investigation led straight to Burkett who was arrested in Mississippi.
He waived extradition and was brought to Las Vegas.
At the time of his arrest, he was described as an “animal” by Las Vegas Police.
Las Serial killer Nathaniel Burkett has a long arrest both in Las Vegas and in the state of Mississippi where he is from.
He was convicted in the 1982 burning death of his own mother in Mississippi and served 6 years in jail in Las Vegas for voluntary manslaughter.
He also has multiple arrests for battery, disorderly conduct and kidnapping.
One of his victims, Barbara Ann Cox, lived in the same Las Vegas apartment complex as Burkett.
Although the families are pleased that justice has finally been served, it is undoubtedly painful for them to have the face the person in court that brutally murdered members of their cherished families.
Some people might refer to it as closure.
For Claude Cox, the murder of his sister Barbara Cox is still painful to this day. He tells 8 News Now,
It doesn’t give you closure because you are always going to think about that. But it gives you perspective and it kind of lifts your heart that now that they found the person did this
Nathan Burkett appeared in court last week and today for pretrial hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for the case to be brought to trial.