LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Native-American man on the Ely Shoshone Indian Reservation is facing charges of first degree murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl.
U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich and FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ray Johnson announced in a news conference that a federal grand jury indicted Colon Jackson. According to the indictment, the child was killed by child abuse on Jan. 9, 2019.
The girl’s mother pleaded guilty in April to felony child neglect or endangerment in a plea deal that requires her to testify against Jackson, whom she was dating at the time. It wasn’t immediately known if Jackson had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.