Father of slain toddler reflects on his son’s murder on what would’ve been his third birthday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Tuesday would have been the third birthday for Amari Nicholson, a toddler who was allegedly killed earlier this year by his mother’s boyfriend.

8 News Now talked to Amari’s father, who mentioned this birthday is especially hard.

“Amari is my motivation because he is still my baby boy he is still someone I have to provide for and give unconditional love,” said Jyrigio Hayes.

28-year-old Terrell Rhodes is accused of killing Amari at an Emerald Suites, east of the Las Vegas Strip back in May.