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Man accused of killing missing 2-year-old boy denied bail by Las Vegas judge

Posted at 9:28 AM, May 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-12 16:37:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The 27-year-old man accused of killing a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing last week appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on Wednesday morning.

Rhodes is accused of killing 2-year-old Amari Nicholson.

Nicholson was last seen May 5 near Paradise Road and Twain Avenue, according to police. Volunteers have been searching for the child for several days.

During court, the district attorney said Rhodes apparently lied to Las Vegas police detectives for a week about his involvement in the disappearance of the child.

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Eventually, he reportedly confessed that he abused the child, hitting Nicholson multiple times, which resulted in his death.

Nicholson also confessed to hiding the child’s body.

A search revealed corroborating evidence, including blood on the wall and soiled clothing belonging to a child.

The judge ordered Terrell Rhodes to be held without bail.

Rhodes is due back in court at 7:30 a.m. on May 17.

Wednesday, Las Vegas police reported Nicholson's body was found.