Man found guilty in brutal 2012 murders of woman, child

Bryan Clay appears in court on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Jorge Montes/KSNV)

After nearly three weeks on trial, the defense team for double murder suspect Bryan Clay rested Monday afternoon without calling a single witness.

The jury has found Clay guilty of 2 counts of murder.

Clay, 27, faces the death penalty for the April 15, 2012, rape and killings of Yadira Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter, Karla. Arturo Martinez, Yadira’s husband and Karla’s father, was savagely beaten in the head with a hammer.

“He was so damaged by this that he was literally non-verbal and in the hospital for weeks,” said prosecutor Pam Weckerly.

Prosecutors say within days of the murders, Clay's DNA was matched to the crime scene and to a sexual assault of another woman the same night, in the same neighborhood.

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