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Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Son Missing Since 1986

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman arrested in Florida and returned in custody to Nevada has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge stemming from the disappearance of her 3-year-old child nearly 33 years ago.


Prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo told a judge Tuesday the state won't seek the death penalty against 60-year-old Amy Elizabeth Fleming.

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Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon scheduled trial Jan. 6.

Fleming's son, Francillon Pierre, was never found after Fleming and then-fiance Lee Luster reported he wandered away from a swap meet in August 1986.


A detective reviewing evidence in 2017 found letters Fleming wrote to Luster in 1986 appearing to acknowledge the boy was dead, and police say new witness accounts support a murder charge.

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Fleming's attorney, Nicholas Wooldridge, says there's no proof the boy isn't still alive.