Lawyer enters plea for man who sold bullets to Vegas shooter
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer entered a plea of not guilty Monday to a federal ammunitionmanufacturing charge in Las Vegas on behalf of an Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in the nation’s modern history.
Defendant Douglas Haig’s attendance was waived while his attorney, Marc Victor, appeared before a U.S. District Court magistrate judge who set an Oct. 29 trial date in Las Vegas.
Haig, 55, an aerospace engineer who for decades had a side business selling ammunition from his home in Mesa, Arizona, was at work on Monday, Victor said outside court. Haig has since closed his ammunition business.
Haig isn’t charged in the Oct. 1 shooting and remains free under federal supervision after appearing several times in federal court in Phoenix.
He is accused of illegally making tracer and armor-piercing bullets like those found in a hotel suite from which Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock shot into an outdoor concert crowd. Fifty-eight people died and hundreds were injured before Paddock killed himself.