Allegation of neglect filed last year related to Amari Nicholson’s family

Allegation of neglect filed last year related to Amari Nicholson’s family

An allegation of neglect was filed last year in relation to 2-year-old Amari Nicholson’s family, according to a report sent to state officials this week.

The Clark County Department of Family Services stated in a fatality notification that it had one report related to the toddler, his family or his household on June 10.

The report alleged neglect, but an investigation found the allegations unsubstantiated and the case was closed on July 14, according to the report.

“The family was determined not to be in need of services and the child was deemed safe,” states the report provided to Nevada’s Division of Child and Family Services.

It notes that portions have been withheld at the request of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and further details on the nature of the allegation or the individuals involved are not disclosed.

Amari Nicholson was reported missing after he was last seen on Wednesday, May 5, leading to several days of frantic searching before his body was found this week.

Terrell Rhodes, the boyfriend of Amari’s mother, later admitted to detectives that he became upset with Amari and hit the 2-year-old several times, an arrest report alleges.

Rhodes allegedly said Amari “turned blue and purple in the face and stopped breathing,” and after performing CPR failed to revive him, Rhodes disposed of Amari’s body.

Police arrested Rhodes on suspicion of murder, while other charges have been added alleging resisting a public officer and assaulting a public officer.

He’s been ordered held without bail, and his next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

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