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Mom Accused Of Tying Girl To Bed Headed To Trial

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A North Las Vegas woman is due for arraignment in Nevada state court on criminal charges that she kept her 4-year-old daughter tethered to a bedpost for up to 12 hours a day, with only a plastic tote bin for a toilet.

Laketha Charis Moore is due Wednesday in Clark County District Court after a local judge ruled she should face trial on felony child neglect and kidnapping charges that could get her life in prison.

The 36-year-old single mother has been in jail since March, when apartment managers found the girl locked in a bedroom and called police.

Moore told investigators that she’d been leaving her daughter home alone for more than a month while she went to work on weekdays and to church on Sundays.

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