Woman charged with murder in death of Las Vegas girl

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors brought a murder charge against a 50-year-old woman accused of stabbing a young girl to death in an undeveloped Las Vegas-area housing tract and later slashing a casino co-worker while that woman dealt blackjack at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Brenda Stokes Wilson’s lawyer, Tony Liker, told a judge Wednesday that Ms. Stokes Wilson will plead not guilty to all six charges now pending against her in the Dec. 21 death of 10-year-old Jade Morris and the attack on 44-year-old Joyce Rhone at the Bellagio.

A judge set an evidence hearing for March 28 and ordered Ms. Wilson held without bail.

Prosecutor Robert Daskas says DNA tests found the girl’s blood on clothing Ms. Stokes Wilson wore that day and in the car Ms. Stokes Wilson borrowed to take the girl Christmas shopping.

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