September 11, 2020
Las Vegas, NV –Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that former Las Vegas
residents Jeremy Kenneth Nuckles, 43, and Justin Mitthias Muncy, 36, were
sentenced for their roles in the fatal stabbing of a fellow High Desert State
Prison inmate. According to the charging documents, on April 16, 2016, Nuckles
and Muncy attacked fellow High Desert State Prison inmate Ralph Goodman. In the
course of the attack, one or both of the defendants stabbed and killed Goodman
with a sharp instrument.
In July, Nuckles pleaded guilty to one count
of Murder of the Second Degree with Use of a Deadly Weapon, a category “A”
felony, and Muncy pleaded guilty to Murder of the Second Degree, also a
category “A” felony.
On August 28th, Eighth Judicial
District Court Judge Michael P. Villani sentenced Nuckles to life in prison
with the possibility of parole after 10 years. He also received a consecutive
48- to 120-month term of imprisonment for his use of a deadly weapon in the
attack. Today, Muncy was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for his role in
“Whether a murder occurs in a family home or
in a prison, justice must be served,” said AG Ford. “Attorneys in my office have been working
tirelessly on this case, and I’m proud that their work has resulted in the
defendants admitting their wrongdoing and receiving lengthy terms of imprisonment
for their crimes.”
This case was investigated by the Nevada
Department of Corrections’ Office of the Inspector General. The Office of the
Nevada Attorney General prosecuted this case.
To view the charging
documents for Nuckles and Muncy, please click on
their respective names.
NUCKLES, JEREMY MUNCY, JUSTIN
(Photographs courtesy of the Nevada Department of Corrections)