Amy Fleming, the woman charged in the 30-year-old cold case murder of her son mad an appearance in court Monday. Hours of witness testimonies were heard in the courtroom during Fleming’s preliminary hearing.
It was the first time the public heard recently from witnesses involved in the case against Fleming. Each witness added their own pieces to the puzzle of a case that dated back to the 1980s.
Fleming, 60, appeared before Judge Chris Lee in North Las Vegas Justice Court.
Of the five witnesses who shared their testimonies in the courtroom, one of them was Fleming former neighbor, Frank Mott. According to Mott, his child used to play with Fleming’s 3-year-old son Francillon Pierre.
Mott shared his recollection of that day in 1986 when Francillon was reported missing at a North Las Vegas Swapmeet. Mott said he saw Fleming and her boyfriend at the time, Lee Luster, driving that morning, but he didn’t see Francillon. Then hours later the pair appeared on news stations calling for a search for Francillon.
“I remember two things mainly, and that was pulling up next to them at the stop sign and then waiting for the news to come back on when I got home because my wife said they were on news,” Mott said. “Those few things right there besides the awkwardness of Lee walking to the end of the street by himself and then her walking, then eventually seeing them both in the same car with the top down and not noticing the child, and then putting that together with we haven’t seen the child for a while.”
The critical piece of evidence that led police to Fleming’s arrest in the decades-old case was torn letters between Fleming and Luster after Francillon’s disappeared.
Fleming’s defense attorney Nicholas Woolridge has been very vocal about his displeasure with the charges and evidence presented.
Fleming is at the Clark County Detention Center on an open murder charge. Her bail was set at $1 million.
The preliminary hearing is set to continue Wednesday, and that’s when a judge will determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial.