Man accused of strangling 70-year-old musician faces judge again

Jorge Vasquez Rivero in court on June 9. (Faith Jessie | KSNV)

The man accused of strangling a 70-year-old local musician faced the judge again on Friday.

Jorge Vazquez-Rivero was in court Friday for a scheduled preliminary hearing.

He's the man police say killed Mary Trimble, a local musician stood alongside his attorney and his interpreter.

Rather than moving forward with the hearing on Friday, Vazquez-Rivero's attorney, Special Public Defender Charles Cano, asked the judge for more time to translate the 800 pages of discovery.

Prosecutors say Vasquez-Rivero killed Trimble, in July 2016.

They say Vazquez-Rivero and at least one other accomplice tied up, gagged, and then strangled Trimble while robbing her home.

Vazquez-Rivero is expected to be back in court for the preliminary hearing on July 14th.

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