Las Vegas mom accused of tying 4-year-old girl to bed headed to trial

This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Laketha Moore, who was arrested March 19, 2013 and is being held on 31 felony child abuse and neglect charges, for allegedly tying her 4-year-old daughter to a bed and locking her in a room in an apartment for up to 12 hours a day. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

November 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
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.