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Bail stays $1M for woman charged in 1986 missing boy case

February 28, 2019
This undated Las Vegas Detention Center booking photo shows Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 60, of Dania, Fla. Fleming, who was arrested in Florida after police in Nevada reopened an investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986, has been returned to Las Vegas in custody to face a murder charge. (North Las Vegas Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer lost a bid to get bail reduced for a 60-year-old woman accused of murder after police in Nevada reopened the investigation of the disappearance of her 3-year-old son in 1986.

Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge called Thursday for prosecutors to show new evidence that led to the arrest of Amy Elizabeth Fleming last month in Boca Raton, Florida.

A judge set a March 14 hearing and kept Fleming’s bail at $1 million.

Wooldridge says there’s no new evidence and no proof that Fleming’s son, Francillon Pierre, isn’t still alive.

The boy was never found after Fleming and then-fiance Lee Luster said he wandered away from a swap meet.

Prosecutor Marc DiGiacomo declined to comment.

Police say letters Fleming wrote in 1986 and new witness accounts support the murder charge.