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Vegas mother accused of shooting her son to appear in court

Posted at 7:43 AM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-19 11:15:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The mother accused of shooting her 3-year-old son late last year is scheduled to be in court on Wednesday.

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In her last appearance, 24-year-old Jasmin Vargas was appointed a public defender.

Police say in December, she pointed the gun in the direction of two children and pulled the trigger.

Her 3-year-old son, identified as John, was shot in the head and died.

Vargas faces two counts of child abuse and neglect.