Amari Nicholson Biography, Wiki, Age
2-year-old Amari Nicholson’s body was found at a complex close to the Emerald Suites in Las Vegas in early May. The child was staying with his mother’s boyfriend, Terrell Rhodes, at Emerald Suites when he vanished.
How Old was Amari Nicholson?
He was 2 years old.
Amari Nicholson Missing
The child, Amari Nicholson, was last seen on May 5.
Las Vegas police questioned Rhodes on May 11 and a police report says he confessed to the killing and was arrested.
Amari Nicholson Murder
According to police, Nicholson left the child in the care of Rhodes on April 30, then left for Colorado to help her mother, who recently underwent surgery. On May 3, Nicholson broke up with Rhodes via text message, according to what she told police.
“During the trip, Tayler and Terrell argued over telephone calls and through text messages,” police wrote, according to the affidavit obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “During a particular text argument on 5-3-
21 at approximately (3:35 a.m.), Tayler indicated the relationship was over and she told Terrell someone would be stopping by the apartment later (in the day) apparently to collect her belongings.”
On May 5, Rhodes called Nicholson and told her that Amari’s paternal aunt knocked on his door at around 6 a.m. and took the boy. Nicholson called police from Colorado to report the boy had been kidnapped.
According to the arrest affidavit, police first thought the case was “a civil matter over a possible child custody dispute.”
Terrell Rhodes Arrest Video
Nicholson said she admitted she told Rhodes that “someone would be stopping by” after the couple got into an argument. Nicholson never said who would be stopping by or why, but Rhodes said he still had the message “in his head” when the woman picked up Amari.
Las Vegas police released security footage of an alleged child killer trying to fight police, even grabbing a gun from an officer.
Suspect Arrested and Accused
According to the arrest report, Rhodes told officers he punched Amari several times after the child had urinated on himself.
Nicholson Found Dead
The boy’s body was found the day after Rhodes was arrested, about a block away from where he went missing.
Terrell Rhodes remains behind bars for the death of his girlfriend’s son, Amari Nicholson. He’s also facing additional charges after he lost his cool while being interviewed by Las Vegas police.
While he was alone in the room, Rhodes became upset and began repeatedly saying, “Let me out of here” and “I can’t go back.” When two detectives entered the room, Rhodes lunged at Detective Opal Deeds and pulled the gun from her holster.
Deeds, Detective Tate Sanborn, and Rhodes struggled over the gun, with Rhodes shouting, “I’m gonna kill a [expletive].”
Security footage showed the moment when Rhodes lunged at the detective and grabbed her gun. A struggle ensued. Within a minute, the detectives subdued Rhodes safely, without any injuries, but his stunt resulted in an additional charge of attempted murder.