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Former death row inmate seeks new evidence review in 1979 police officer murder

By Bob Conrad

Steve Olausen, who is serving a life sentence for his part in the 1979 murder of Reno Police Officer James Hoff, today argued in court for a review of evidence that originally sent him to death row.

Olausen pleaded guilty to murder, kidnapping and robbery in the late ‘70s. He is the subject of the This Is Reno podcast…

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