Immigrant accused of 4 Nevada murders arraigned in Reno

Immigrant accused of 4 Nevada murders arraigned in Reno
Wilber Martinez-Guzman is escorted into Carson City Justice Court on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, before his preliminary hearing was postponed on multiple counts stemming from his alleged murder of four people in northern Nevada last month. The 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant waived his right to speedy proceedings in Carson City on burglary charges related to items stolen from some of the victims. Prosecutors say he's expected to be extradited to Reno next week to face four murder counts first. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old immigrant from El Salvadoran accused of murdering four people in Nevada last month has been transferred to the Washoe County Jail in Reno where prosecutors in two counties plan to try him for all four killings.

Washoe County District Attorney spokeswoman Michelle Bays says Wilber Martinez-Guzman was arraigned Monday during a brief appearance in Reno Justice Court on four counts each of murder with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon. He’s scheduled to return to court for a status conference on March 13.

Martinez-Guzman is being held without bail in the county jail. He’s expected to be appointed a public defender to represent him.

He agreed to postpone a preliminary hearing Friday in Carson City where he still faces burglary and other charges tied to property stolen from some of the victims.