Woman Due In Court In Plea-Withdrawal In Las Vegas Girl Killing
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas blackjack dealer is due to get a lawyer for a bid to withdraw her guilty plea to kidnapping and killing her ex-boyfriend's 10-year-old daughter in December 2012.
A judge said last week he'd appoint a lawyer Monday for Brenda Stokes Wilson, whose sentencing has been postponed.
Wilson pleaded guilty in January to abducting and killing Jade Morris and slashing co-worker Joyce Rhone with a straight razor at the Bellagio casino.
Authorities think Stokes Wilson was under the mistaken belief that the girl's father had begun dating Rhone.
Wilson is 53. She faces life in prison without parole on murder, kidnapping, attempted murder, burglary and mayhem with a deadly weapon charges.
She could face the death penalty if she goes to trial.