Woman arraigned in deadly Vegas Strip crash; no plea entered

Woman arraigned in deadly Vegas Strip crash; no plea entered

A woman accused of intentionally plowing a car carrying her child through crowds of pedestrians on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk spent less than two minutes Wednesday getting arraigned on murder, hit-and-run and child abuse charges.

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, 24, pursed her lips and blinked as she was led in shackles into a courtroom. She was not asked to enter a plea but nodded to acknowledge that she understood she’ll remain in jail through the holidays while both sides investigate Sunday’s crash that killed one and injured dozens.

Defense lawyer Joseph Abood later characterized Holloway as “distraught” and overwhelmed. She plans to plead not guilty, he said.

“This is sad and tragic for everybody involved,” he said. “Just because she’s charged, doesn’t mean she’s guilty.”

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