WEST WENDOVER, Nev. -- A second Nevada teenager has been arrested in the shovel slaying and shallow burial of a 16-year-old West Wendover girl not far from the Utah state line.
The Elko Daily Free Press reports the arrest of the 16-year-old alleged accomplice followed a courtroom revelation Tuesday that 18-year-old accused killer Kody Cree Patten was recorded talking with her on the telephone about the slaying of Micaela "Mickey" Costanzo.
Patten's defense lawyers allege the 16-year-old girl had a hand in killing Costanzo near where her body was found about 5 miles west of the Nevada-Utah line.
Elko District Court Judge Andrew Puccinelli ordered the two microcassettes turned over to the Elko County sheriff's office.
Elko County District Attorney Mark Torvinen hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for Patten.