Woman accused of killing her 2 children appears in court Tuesday

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Amanda Sharp Jefferson appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday morning. It was her first court appearance following her arrest on Friday for the death of her two young daughters.

Jefferson is facing two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1-year-old and 2-month-old daughters. Both girls were discovered by their father when he went to the mother’s apartment. According to the arrest report, Jefferson told him she drowned the children.

Amanda Shape Jefferson appears in Las Vegas Justice Court on Nov. 10, 2020. She is standing near the doors and wearing dark blue jail clothes with CCDC printed on leg.

Jefferson stood by the doors of the courtroom Tuesday morning as the judge made sure she understood the charges filed against her. Her attorney attempted to make the argument against media being at the arraignment but the judge allowed it. Her attorney also made two motions, one requesting that Jefferson have the right to get bail and another preserve evidence. Her next court date is set for Nov. 24.

The father, Jaykwon Singleton, told police she was acting strange a few weeks earlier but seemed fine when he saw her the evening prior to the girls’ bodies being discovered.

Police said Jefferson denied having any children and said someone must have left the bodies in her apartment and staged it to look like the children lived there, according to the arrest report.

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