LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 35-year-San Jose, California, mother on Wednesday was denied bail by a Nevada judge who was told by a prosecutor that the woman admitted strangling her 7-year-old son.
Samantha Moreno Rodriguez made an initial court appearance by video after being arrested June 8 in Denver and transferred Monday to Nevada.
Liam Husted’s body was found May 28 outside Las Vegas. His body remained unidentified for over a week.
Rodriguez was arrested after a family friend recognized the boy’s image from news reports.
During Wednesday’s court appearance, a prosecutor said Rodriguez confessed to strangling her son. Rodriguez’s only comment during the proceeding was to confirm her identity.