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Bail Set for Woman in Bellagio Razor Attack

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Brenda Stokes appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning. Brenda Stokes appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning.
Jade Morris was last seen Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 when she was in the company of Brenda Stokes. Jade Morris was last seen Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 when she was in the company of Brenda Stokes.
Brenda Stokes appeared in court Friday. Brenda Stokes appeared in court Friday.

LAS VEGAS -- A woman who was the last person seen with a missing 10-year-old Las Vegas girl did appear in a Las Vegas courtroom Friday morning for an alleged attack on a casino co-worker.

The judge raised Stokes bail to $600,000 in lieu of expected murder charges in the Jade Morris case.

The arraignment for Brenda Stokes, also known as Brenda Stokes Wilson, was delayed after her attorney requested more time to review the case. 

A prosecutor said blood was found in a car borrowed by Stokes.

""The car the defendant was driving when she picked up Jade has been searched and I can tell this court that there was blood found on the exterior door handle, the driver's-side door. There was blood found on the door panel of the driver's side and on the steering wheel," Robert Daskas said.

Stokes is currently charged with burglary, battery with a deadly weapon, battery with the use of a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm and mayhem. She is accused of attacking a blackjack dealer at the Bellagio Hotel-Casino and slashing the woman's face with a razor.

Authorities are trying to determine if a girl's body found in an undeveloped housing tract Thursday belongs to 10-year-old Jade Morris. She was last seen by her family on Dec. 21 with Stokes, who was arrested later that night for the Bellagio attack.

Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said he's awaiting results of DNA testing before saying whether the body is Jade Morris.

Stokes is due to appear in court on Jan. 2, 2013.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

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