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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, Suspect in Deadly Las Vegas Crash, Held Without Bond #HNNCrime


The woman who mowed down pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night had been living out of her car for a week and refused to tell investigators why she did it, authorities said Monday.

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, 24, had her 3-year-old daughter with her in her 1996 Oldsmobile as she veered onto the hotel-lined Vegas sidewalk, killing one person and injuring dozens of others. Her daughter wasn't hurt, police said.

Holloway was held without bond Monday in the Clark County Detention Center pending a formal bail hearing Tuesday morning, when she is likely to be charged with murder with a deadly weapon, child abuse/neglect and failing to stop at the scene of an accident, prosecutors said.

"We are going to do everything in our power to ensure that she remains in custody under the law," Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson said.

Las Vegas Deputy Police Chief Brett Zimmerman said the incident was "not an act of terrorism" but appeared to be deliberate. Clark County/Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said video from the scene showed that Holloway intentionally swerved back and forth from the street to the sidewalk.

"We don't know what caused her to snap and whether it was planned previously," Lombardo said.

Holloway told investigators that she hadn't been drinking or using drugs, but she said she was under extreme stress Sunday because security at various locations kept running her off as she tried to sleep in her car, according to an arrest report.

Her family was shocked and she has a bond hearing today.

With Files from NBC News

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