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911 recordings introduced at hearing of men posing as missionaries

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Updated: 9/13/2013 10:37 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- It will now be up to a jury to decide the fate of two men charged with robbing a Las Vegas man while posing as Mormon missionaries.

After another day of testimony, a judge decided there is enough evidence to send the case to trial. News 3's Kelsey Thomas was in court today for our top story as the hearing wrapped up.

A 911 recording has Terence Delucia’s wife Ida describing the moments following a home invasion robbery, while hiding in her closet.

"He needs an ambulance. They hit him in the head. He's bleeding," Ida Delucia is heard saying.

During a preliminary hearing Friday, the two men charged in the case -- Abraham Austin, 28, and Robert Estall, 25, were shackled at the wrists.

Their attorneys questioned Terence Delucia about how much marijuana and cash was in his home near Flamingo and Buffalo during the robbery.

The Delucias testified this was the second time their home has been robbed.

Terence Delucia says last summer robbers stole his medical marijuana and $30,000 of inheritance money from his safe. After that robbery he bought a surveillance camera.

The camera was rolling in June as two men walked up to his front door dressed as missionaries. Delucia says it is common to see missionaries walking in his neighborhood.

“We always have somebody coming...Christians, Catholics.." Delucia said.

Delucia says Austin and Estal forced their way inside and beat him.

Delucia says the men stole his medical marijuana and $3,000 in cash from a cookie jar.

"They asked ‘where's the money and wheres the safe?’ " Ida Delucia said.

Delucia testified the men who robbed his home last summer asked him the same question.

The Delucias' say they're unemployed and make about $1,400 a month on supplemental security income.

Both testified they have never sold marijuana.

Austin and Estall are scheduled to be back in court September 24.

-- Kelsey thomas, KSNV News 3


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