A judge has ruled that lesser criminal charges against a teenager accused of killing a Las Vegas convenience store clerk will be consolidated with the more serious charges.
District Judge Donald Mosley ordered that burglary and attempted robbery charges against Joseph Beeson be transferred to the court of District Judge Miriam Shearing. Shearing is already scheduled to preside over Beeson's July trial on murder and attempted murder charges.
The charges against Beeson stem from a Feb. 9 incident in which Michelle Moore was shot to death at a Stop 'N Go market.
The burglary and attempted robbery charges against the 18-year-old Beeson were initially handled separately because he was a juvenile when the shootings occurred.
Co-defendant Edward Bennett is scheduled for trial Sept. 6 in Shearing's court. Bennett is also charged with murder, attempted murder and attempted robbery.