- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former Las Vegas blackjack dealer is seeking to undo her guilty plea to kidnapping and killing her ex-boyfriend’s 10-year-old daughter in a jealous rage just before Christmas 2012.

Brenda Stokes Wilson and her new lawyer are due before a judge Wednesday to argue that her court-appointed public defenders gave Wilson bad advice before she pleaded guilty in January to abducting and killing Jade Morris - and slashing co-worker Joyce Rhone with a razor at the Bellagio casino.

Sentencing was postponed after the judge named attorney Christopher Oram to replace Wilson’s previous lawyers.

The 53-year-old Wilson remains in custody.

She would face life in prison without parole for her guilty pleas to murder, kidnapping, attempted murder, burglary and mayhem.

She could face the death penalty if she goes to trial.


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