Accused of slaying 10-year-old Jade Morris, Brenda Stokes (Wilson) apparently can't afford her defense fees. At least that's what can be taken from the website set up by her lawyer Tony Liker. The attorney representing the accused child murderer is soliciting donations from the public to put toward her defense, and Action News 13 shared the story, along with the below image.
It's pretty unsettling, and it's reminiscent of the Trayvon Martin slaying when George Zimmerman solicited as much as $200,000.00 from the public with his own website. The woman's attorney charges on the website that police "rushed to judgment" and that there were other suspects in this caseÂ—but who are these supposed suspects?
The attorney relies heavily on the fact that Stokes doesn't have a criminal history, and the slain child's father even expressed shock at the idea that she could have stabbed the girl over 40 times like she is accused. However, officials in Las Vegas appear to have all of their ducks in a row as far as this case is concerned. There are also reports of blood evidence tying the woman directly to the child's death. And don't forget earlier reports of Stokes (Wilson) allegedly telling police that she would have killed the woman at the Bellagio had she not been arrested. That's some scary stuff.
So would you donate to the lawyer's defense fund request?
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