*The 24-year-old woman accused of driving a car onto a sidewalk and mowing down a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one and injuring many others, made a brief appearance in court Wednesday morning.
Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, believed to be from the Oregon area, has been charged in a criminal complaint with murder with the use of a deadly weapon in connection to Sunday’s crash, which killed a 32-year-old mother of three and sent over 30 people to the hospital.
She’s also charged with child abuse, neglect or endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the crash, and she drove off after the incident, officials said.
Holloway, who appeared in court for less than two minutes, is being represented by public defenders, according to ABC News.
Her lawyers asked to delay the case for 30 days, as additional charges may be filed against her. Her legal team also wants to perform their own investigation and have requested video of the accident.
Her next court date is Jan. 20 at 8 a.m. PT.
Watch her court appearance below:
Per ABC News:
According to the police report, in an interview with police, Holloway would not tell police why she drove onto the sidewalk, but she did say she remembered a body bouncing off her windshield and breaking it.
Holloway said she was trying to sleep inside the car with her daughter before the crash but “kept getting run off by security of the properties she stopped at,” according to the report. Holloway had been in Las Vegas for about one week before the crash and was living in a car, officials said Monday. Holloway said it was her car, but the car was registered to another person in Oregon, officials said.
A former resident of Portland, Oregon, Holloway worked for the Forest Service through a program designed to help at-risk youth. Holloway was touted as a case study in resilience, even receiving a role model award in 2012.
Speaking in a video about her experience, she said she “beat the odds” by becoming the first person in her immediate family to graduate high school.
See clips of that video in “Good Morning America’s” report below: