Bail denied for woman accused of killing 10-year-old Jade Morris
The woman accused of slashing a co-worker's face at the Bellagio appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of murder and kidnapping. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Brenda Stokes Wilson is due in court Jan. 2 for charges of murder and kidnapping. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Brenda Stokes appeared in court on Jan. 2 on murder charges. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The woman accused of slashing a co-worker's face at the Bellagio appeared in court Wednesday morning on charges of murder and kidnapping.
Up until now, it was only speculation by the family of 50-year-old Brenda Stokes Wilson that she had something to do with the murder of 10-year-old Jade Morris.
Now, she has been formally charged and faced a Las Vegas judge this morning.
A judge denied bail and set a preliminary hearing for March 28. Defense attorney Tony Liker told the judge that his client plans on pleading not guilty to the six charges filed against her.
Jade Morris died from multiple stab wounds. Her body was found in a vacant lot last week in North Las Vegas by a person walking their dog.
According to a police report released on Monday, a set of bloody clothes were found inside the home of Stokes Wilson during a search.
Forensic analysis on the blood confirmed that it matched that of Morris.
In an interview with the deputy district attorney this week, he says that the case against Stokes Wilson could be a death penalty case.
The amended charges for Stokes Wilson are kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon; murder with use of a deadly weapon; burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon; attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon; battery with use of a deadly weapon; and mayhem with use of a deadly weapon.
Funeral services for Jade Morris will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Bread of Life Ministries, 2721 Coran Lane, near West Lake Mead Boulevard.