Amy Fleming, the woman, charged in the 30-year-old cold case murder of her son, was arraigned Tuesday. Fleming, pleaded not guilty when she appeared in Clark County District Court before Judge Doug Herndon.
The 60-year-old is charged with open murder in her son’s death from 1986. Three-year-old Francillon Pierre was reported missing by Fleming and her then-boyfriend, Lee Luster on Aug. 2, 1986. They say he disappeared when he was with them at the Broad Acres Swap Meet in North Las Vegas.
According to North Las Vegas Police, the majority of witnesses at the swap meet that day reported that they never saw the boy with his mother or stepfather. The child was never found.
Fleming and her then-boyfriend, Lee Luster, moved to Florida shortly after speculation about Francillion’s disappearance loomed around them.
Decades later, an attempt at identity theft with Francillion’s birth certificate reopened interest in the case.
Jail letters between Fleming and Luster showed them emphasizing the need to stick together.
Fleming’s trial has been set for Jan. 6, 2020.