Vegas woman balks at court in scissors death case

KEN RITTER
Associated Press
This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Danielle Yvonne Slaughter, who is accused  of stabbing her 6-year-old daughter to death with scissors. Slaughter, who was arrrested March 11, 2012, told police she had been taking a weight-loss product, had trouble sleeping for several days and felt an evil presence before the attack.(AP Photo/LVMPD)
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This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Danielle Yvonne Slaughter, who is accused of stabbing her 6-year-old daughter to death with scissors. Slaughter, who was arrrested March 11, 2012, told police she had been taking a weight-loss product, had trouble sleeping for several days and felt an evil presence before the attack.(AP Photo/LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old daughter with scissors is refusing to leave her jail bed for her first court appearance, prompting concern from her lawyer about her mental state.

An angry Las Vegas judge on Wednesday reset 27-year-old Danielle Yvonne Slaughter's arraignment on a murder charge. He says he wants her brought to court forcibly on Friday if necessary.

Slaughter's public defender, Andrea Luem (LOOM) told Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure she's concerned about Slaughter's mental condition.

Slaughter told police she hadn't slept and felt an "evil presence" before she struck her daughter with scissors Sunday.

Police found Slaughter running barefoot and naked, her hands bloody from what she said was the "lamb of God." The child's body was found at their home.

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