Last month a Clark County Juvenile Court approved moving the case to adult court, where Nicholas Starling could face life in prison without parole, Wilson said.
Clark County Public Defender Jim Marshall is representing Nicholas Starling.
“All this (not guilty by reason of insanity plea) does is it puts the court on notice that we’ll be filing paperwork asking for a mental health evaluation,” Marshall said.
He didn’t have a timeline yet for when a possible mental health evaluation might be given. Marshall declined to comment on why he was seeking a not guilty by reason of insanity plea.
Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said his office will address whatever claims are raised by the defense at trial.
Nicholas Starling remains in the Clark County Jail, according to court records.