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Attorney to challenge murder charge in 1986 missing boy case

Posted at 11:33 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 14:33:01-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense attorney says he'll challenge a murder charge against a 60-year-old woman arrested last month in Boca Raton, Florida, after police in Nevada reopened their probe of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986.

Amy Elizabeth Fleming is due in court Thursday for her lawyer, Nicholas Wooldridge, to ask a judge to reduce her $1 million bail.

Wooldridge said Monday he plans in coming days to also seek dismissal of the case.

He says there's new evidence, and North Las Vegas police and prosecutors have improperly gone public with details about the investigation.

Fleming's son, Francillon Pierre, was never found after Fleming and then-fiance Lee Luster said he wandered away from a swap meet.

Prosecutors now say letters Fleming wrote in 1986 and new witness accounts support the murder charge.