Female Blackjack Dealer Accused of Murdering Child
January 11th, 2013 by Site Admin
A female blackjack dealer was booked for kidnapping and murdering her ex-boyfriend’s 10-year-old daughter. She was already facing charges of assaulting a co-worker at a casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Fifty-year-old Brenda Stokes Wilson, who was supposed to have gone Christmas shopping with 10-year-old Jade Morris, stands accused of taking her to a vacant parking lot and murdering her.
According to prosecutor Robert Daskas, DNA tests have revealed that the blood found on Stokes clothes belonged to Jade. The child’s blood was also found on the steering wheel and door handle of Stokes’ car.
Members of Jade’s family and the police feel that Stokes committed the murder out of jealousy. Reportedly, Jade’s father Philip Morris had ditched Stokes and had begun dating Joyce Rhone, the woman Stokes attacked at the casino. Jade’s grandfather Philip Tucker remarked that it was all her imagination, adding that there was no relationship between Rhone and Philip, as Stokes believed.
Stokes informed the police that she had urged her therapist to get her admitted to a hospital as she felt like hurting someone. However, Stokes’ lawyer has refused to state if he would use the insanity defense.
Mother-of-three Stokes was a blackjack dealer for several years and has no criminal record.
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