Driver who plowed into Las Vegas crowd makes first court appearance

Las Vegas Crash Suspect Lakeisha Holloway Is 'Heartbroken'

An Oregon woman accused of plowing her car into a crowd on a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, showed little emotion as she made her first court appearance on Wednesday to face charges including murder.

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, was clad in a blue jail jumpsuit with her hands cuffed to a chain around her waist, and appeared alert but subdued during an appearance in Clark County criminal court lasting less than five minutes. She stood upright and nodded her head when asked if she understood the charges against her.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Police officers stand on the Las Vegas Strip which was closed to all vehicle traffic after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Police officers investigate the scene on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas where a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A police line blocks off part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Vehicle traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is closed as police investigate the area after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Police (bottom) block off part of the road as they and local officials investigate a part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Police and members of the media are pictured along part of the Las Vegas Strip after a car ran into a group of pedestrians between Planet Hollywood, where the Miss Universe pageant took place, and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 20, 2015. At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip on December 20, police said, adding the driver was in custody. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Police officers stand on the Las Vegas Strip which was closed to all vehicle traffic after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: A police officer takes photos as he investigates the scene on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Paris Las Vegas where a car crashed into a group of pedestrians on the sidewalk reportedly injuring at least 35 people and killing one on December 20, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Holloway, who police said had her 3-year-old daughter with her in the car at the time, has been charged with one count of murder through use of a deadly weapon in the death of a 32-year-old Arizona woman who was among those struck by the sedan on Sunday.

She also has been charged with child abuse or neglect and leaving the scene of a collision.

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The judge set her next court date for Jan. 20. Holloway has been detained without bond since her arrest shortly after the incident.

Two people struck by the car remained hospitalized in critical condition at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada on Wednesday and two others were listed in serious condition. About three dozen people were injured in the incident, authorities said.

Authorities said Holloway had been living in her car with her daughter in Las Vegas for about a week and was driving on a suspended Oregon license.

Authorities have said her motive remained unclear, but that videos show she intentionally drove into people.

"I don't know what she was thinking, normal people don't do what she did, but we all have stressors in our lives," Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told reporters.

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Holloway told detectives she had been trying to sleep in her car earlier on Sunday but became stressed when she was repeatedly chased off by security guards, a police report said.

She repeatedly drove her Oldsmobile sedan onto the sidewalk, ramming pedestrians as bystanders pounded on the windows and tried to pull open her car door to stop her, police said.

"She's very concerned about her child. She's a loving mother," said her public defender, Joseph Abood. The toddler is in custody of the county family services agency, Abood said.

Holloway was being held in a "medically restricted" jail unit for inmates requiring increased supervision including those on suicide watch, police said.

(Additional reporting by Shelby Sebens in Vancouver, Washington, Writing by Alex Dobuzinskis, Editing by Will Dunham)

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