Las Vegas woman accused of killing girl, 10, takes plea deal

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 14, 2016 at 3:40 p.m.



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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman accused of kidnapping and killing her ex-boyfriend's 10-year-old daughter in December 2012 has accepted a plea deal that is expected to spare her the possibility of facing the death penalty.

KLAS-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/zjngx5k) 53-year-old Brenda Stokes Wilson pleaded guilty in Clark County District Court on Thursday to first-degree murder with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, burglary, attempted murder and mayhem.

Stokes Wilson originally pleaded not guilty and was scheduled to go to trial last April for allegedly killing 10-year-old Jade Morris, and slashing the face of a co-worker at a Strip casino in a jealous rage.

Prosecutors had indicated they'd seek her execution if she was convicted. She's expected to get a life prison term at her sentencing set for March 9.

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Information from: KLAS-TV, http://www.klas-tv.com

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