Mother wanted in murder arrested in Denver

By Nia Bender

COLORADO –  35-year old Samantha Rodriguez,  wanted for killing her 7 year old son, was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Denver. She’s suspected of killing seven-year old son, Liam Husted, in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 28th. Las Vegas detectives began a nationwide manhunt for Rodriquez. She had been spotted on I-70 going through Grand Junction, and then was seen May 31st at a hotel in the Denver area. Rodriquez allegedly killed Liam then dumped his body near a trrailhead outside Las Vegas. The Denver Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, led by the FBI located Rodriquez Tuesday morning in Denver and took her into custody. She is facing one count of open murder, pending extradition back to Nevada.. Las Vegas detectives say the boy’s father is not a suspect in his killing.

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