Wayne Newton Tells Jury He Fired Shot as Burglars Fled

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Wayne Newton photographed in Las Vegas on Jan. 18, 2019. 

Longtime Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton told a jury he fired a gunshot to scare away two burglars that he and his wife and daughter encountered fleeing their home a year ago.

The 77-year-old “Danke Shoen” singer testified Tuesday that he shot once into the air with a five-shot revolver he carries with him.

Newton remembered his wife, Kathleen Newton, yelling for him to shoot as one of the fleeing men stopped to pick up a duffel bag he dropped while hitting a family dog with a tire iron.

He said the men disappeared through a hedge toward a wall on his large property in Las Vegas.

The testimony came during trial for 22-year-old Weslie Martin, who prosecutors say was one of the burglars.  


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