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Accused Las Vegas shooter to plead guilty in bribery case

LAS VEGAS -- The suspect in a 2013 Las Vegas shooting and fiery car crash that left three people dead will plead guilty in a separate bribery case, reports CBS affiliate KLAS.

Ammar Harris, 28, a self-described pimp who is currently serving time in Nevada's High Desert State Prison, appeared in a city court on one charge that he was involved in a scheme to get food, drugs, alcohol and phones into the prison.

He has agreed to a plea deal in the case, reports KLAS.

He was sentenced in February to at least 16 years in prison in a rape and robbery case that precluded the 2013 shooting and car crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

In a separate hearing today, a Nevada state court judge scheduled Harris' trial for murder to begin on July 6, 2015, KLAS reports.

Court documents allege Harris was driving his black Range Rover SUV when he fired into a Maserati sports car on Feb 21, 2013, killing self-promoted rapper Kenneth Wayne Cherry Jr. The two men had argued minutes earlier in the valet area of a Las Vegas Strip resort, authorities said.

The Maserati, with Cherry mortally wounded at the wheel, sped forward and slammed into a taxi that burst into flames. The 62-year-old cabbie, Michael Boldon, and his passenger, Sandra Sutton-Wasmund, 48, of Maple Valley, Wash., were killed.

In all, six cars were involved in the crash, and five other people were injured.

Harris fled and was apprehended one week later in Los Angeles, Calif.

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