LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Terrell Rhodes, the man accused of killing 2-year-old Amari Nicholson, was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning ahead of a planned press conference where the young boy's family say they want to thank the Las Vegas community for their love and support.
However, officials say Rhodes has been quarantined and did not make that scheduled court appearance His attorneys asked arraignment be delayed two weeks.
#UPDATE: Terrell Rhodes, the man accused of murdering two year old Amari Nicholson, did not appear in court today as scheduled.
Rhodes has been quarantined, and attorneys have asked arraignment be delayed two weeks.
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Rhodes is currently being held without bail and his next hearing is scheduled for June 1 at 8 a.m.
Last week, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released an arrest report saying Rhodes confessed to hitting Amari several times after the boy wet his pants, and then disposed of the boy's body near Paradise Road and Twain Avenue.
Amari's family announced they would gather at the Siegel Suites near where his body was found at about 1:30 p.m. Monday to thank the community for their efforts searching for Amari in the week he was missing and for their support in the following days.
The family said they would be releasing balloon's in Amari's honor.
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