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LV Crash Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

People stop to look at makeshift memorial for crash victims on the strip in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.

A defense attorney for a woman accused of plowing her vehicle through crowds of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip says it’s too soon to say if her mental condition will become part of her defense.

A makeshift memorial for crash victims appears on the strip in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. “She doesn’t have anything that she could use to hurt herself”, Coffee said, adding that Holloway has been concerned about her 3-year-old.

“There is video evidence as you all can imagine there’s a number of cameras in and about the Las Vegas strip, I have viewed numerous videos, the video evidence is quite compelling”, said Prosecutor Steve Wolfson.

An Oregon woman accused of ploughing her auto into a crowd on a Las Vegas Strip footpath, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, showed little emotion as she made her first court appearance to face charges including murder.

Authorities say Holloway repeatedly swerved onto a sidewalk packed with tourists in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood casino-hotels. Jessica Valenzuela, 32, of Buckeye, AZ, succumbed to her injuries.

The homicide finding was expected, and it doesn’t find fault.

“We have heard nothing however good issues about her in the previous”, Abood stated. She stated she was going to school and getting into the workforce.

Holloway showed no resistance when police arrived, and she spoke coherently about what happened, the sheriff said.

Holloway, who appeared in court for less than two minutes, is being represented by a public defender.

She has also been charged with child abuse or neglect, and with leaving the scene of a collision.

Police and firefighters say hospitals treated at least 35 people from several states, Mexico and Canada. Three people were still in critical condition, and five others remained hospitalized. Holloway plans to plead not guilty when the time comes, Abood said.

The judge set her next court date for January 20.

Blood samples were taken from Holloway, and although she did not demonstrate signs of being under the influence of alcohol when she was arrested, she might have been on stimulants, the report said.

The toddler is in custody of the county family services agency, Abood said. “We have plenty of investigating and a whole lot of work to do”.

Lakeisha N. Holloway is the suspected driver that hit dozens of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip. She fled the scene and was later arrested. The woman wasn’t harm in the crash, and baby welfare officers are caring for her.

The center said in a statement that Holloway had invested years in “overcoming her disadvantaged background and was successful in her academic and career pursuits”.

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