Sentencing Delayed For Ex-Fugitive InVegas Armored Car Heist
LAS VEGAS - (03/02/06) -- Sentencing was delayed this week fora woman who drove off the Las Vegas Strip in an armored car withalmost $3 million belonging to Nevada FCU and Bank of America, thenspent a decade on the run before turning herself in. Prosecutorsrequested the delay because they said they did not have time tofind an expert to counter a defense psychiatrist who said HeatherTallchief was brainwashed into the theft by her boyfriend, RobertoSolis. Tallchief, now 34, faces up to 40 years in prison after sheconfessed to using her job as armored car driver to hijack a carfull of cash from the Circus Circus casino hotel in 1993. Tallchieftold authorities she drove to a rented garage and helped Solis loadthe cash onto another vehicle before they fled the country.Tallchief lived in Amsterdam under an assumed identity where sheraised her son, now 11. Solis, the boy's father, remains afugitive.