Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 | 12:30 p.m.
Public defenders will get more time to review previously undisclosed evidence that prosecutors contend includes a Las Vegas woman’s confession in a case involving her stabbing her pregnant sister-in-law to death last year, a judge ruled today.
The Public Defender’s Office received an audio recording of the alleged confession last week in the case against Elinor Indico, 31.
A grand jury in November charged Indico with counts of murder, manslaughter of an unborn child, and child abuse, neglect or endangerment in connection with the Oct. 16, 2013, death of Ashley Indico and her unborn child.
Elinor Indico was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 21, but now both sides will argue about the new evidence on Feb. 24, Clark County District Judge Stefany Miley decided this morning.
Indico’s attorney Norman Reed, a deputy public defender, said that while prosecutors wanted to keep Indico’s trial date, getting more time is essential since self-defense is the crux of Indico’s case. A confession – if Elinor Indico did give one – would largely void any self-defense claim.
Elinor Indico remains in Clark County Detention Center without bail, according to jail records.