Woman held in Vegas crash is on suicide watch; faces murder charge

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LAS VEGAS – The woman suspected of plowing a car into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip is on suicide watch, and a defense attorney says that raises questions about her mental state.

Deputy Clark County Public Defender Scott Coffee says 24-year-old Lakeisha N. Holloway is under round-the-clock watch at the Clark County jail in Las Vegas. She is being held pending arraignment on murder and other charges.

Lakeisha N. Holloway, (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Lakeisha N. Holloway, (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Las Vegas police Officer Michael Rodriguez calls Holloway’s custody “medically restricted housing.”

Coffee says he and Joseph Abood represent Holloway. Coffee says they haven’t seen police reports yet, so it’s too early to say if she’ll pursue an insanity defense.

But Coffee says the fact that Holloway is on suicide watch shows jail officials also have concerns about her mental state.

Holloway is expected to make an initial court appearance Wednesday.

 

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