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UPDATE: California mother accused of killing son near Las Vegas waives extradition

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Posted at 11:14 PM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-03 17:57:48-04

UPDATE: Samantha Moreno-Rodriguez appeared in a Denver District Court this morning.

The judge denied media coverage of the hearing.

Moreno-Rodriguez waived extradition and will be transported to Nevada to face charges related to the death of her son, Liam Husted.

The judge also ordered law enforcement not to speak with her about her case before being sent back to Clark County.

The woman accused of killing her son and leaving his body in the desert outside of Las Vegas is set to face a Colorado judge Thursday morning.

Samantha Moreno Rodriguez was arrested near Denver after a multi-state manhunt.

RELATED: California mother wanted in murder of 7-year-old son arrested in Denver

Police believe she killed her son, 7-year-old Liam Husted, while on a road trip from San Jose.

His body was found by hikers on a trail near Las Vegas.

It took more than a week for the police to positively identify him.