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Prosecutors Want to Mention Gunman at Trial

Federal prosecutors want the right to mention Stephen Paddock, the man responsible for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, during an ammunition trial.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Douglas Haig, who was indicted last year in Nevada on one count of manufacturing and selling ammunition without a license, has admitted selling rounds to Paddock.

The government's assertion comes in response to a motion by Haig's attorneys, who argue any mention of Paddock — or the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting on the Las Vegas Strip — would stir bias in potential jurors and should be omitted.

Paddock fired more than 1,000 rounds from a Mandalay Bay hotel suite into a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Paddock killed 58 people.

A judge hasn't determine whether Paddock, who killed himself after the attack, can be mentioned.