The woman accused of killing a 4-year-old boy made her first court appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court Thursday morning.
Crystal Stephens, 42, is facing a murder charge in the death of a young boy following her arrest on Monday.
The I-Team has learned that Stephens is not the boy’s mother, but the child was in her care.
According to police, investigators were initially told the child drowned in a bathtub, but investigators reported injuries all over his body and no signs of drowning.
The prosecutor is calling it one of the worst child abuse cases she has seen.
The judge said that Stephens will remain in custody without bail.
I-Team Reporter Vanessa Murphy will have more on this story at 6 p.m.