My uncle was charged with a murder with no evidence all his belongings like car and clothes and shoes. His items were returned about a week later. The state said he committed a crime in California but charged him in Las Vegas where him and the victim resided. The only thing that is keeping my uncle in jail is a cell tower. It was a fight night in Las Vegas and a lot of ppl were all around. Not only that the prosecution had witnesses that said they heard gunshots at my uncle apartment the police sprayed blue stuff all over his place to come up with nothing they gave him bail and house arrest but still found this man guilty. It’s a crime what’s going here. Now the cops say they don’t know where the crime took place Vegas or Cali. But Vegas sentenced my uncle
I do not believe you are asking the question you really want to ask. Subject matter jurisdiction has to do with whether a court is authorized by statute to hear a matter. Criminal matters are heard in courts of general jurisdiction like the Eighth District court in Clark County. Appeal courts, bankruptcy courts, justice courts, and other specialty courts have specific matters which they can hear and if a matter does not fall into the category they are authorized to oversee, you would say they "lack subject matter jurisdiction." Your case involves a question of venue. If a crime is committed outside the boundaries of the judicial district where the charges are brought, one would argue improper venue.
A charge as serious as murder would require some showing of probable cause (evidence). Since you are neither the party charged (your uncle) or his attorney, I doubt you have access to the State's evidence. I suspect there is evidence of which you are unaware. I have never heard of someone being convicted of a murder charge then placed on house arrest. Your question leaves a lot of questions.
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