Attorney withdraws for woman accused of killing 10-year-old girl
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The attorney for the woman accused of killing 10-year-old Jade Morris and slashing a co-worker's face has withdrawn counsel.
Attorney Tony Liker filed the motion to withdrawn because the family of Brenda Stokes is unable to pay him.
Stokes is accused of stabbing 10-year-old Jade Morris repeatedly after picking her up to go on a shopping trip.
Morris was the daughter of Stoke's boyfriend at the time.
She is also accused of a razor blade attack on her co-worker at the Bellagio on the same day that she is suspected of killing Morris.
Liker asked for the public's help in paying for Stokes defense on his website in January. He also insisted on his website that Stokes was being wrongly accused and rushed to judgment.
She will most likely be assigned a public defender. Her next court date is July 8.