The boyfriend of an Omaha woman missing since early Monday made his first appearance in Douglas County court Thursday afternoon.
Marvin Young, the longtime boyfriend of missing woman Camisha Hollis, had his bond set at $500,000 for three counts of child abuse and one count of resisting arrest.
Prosecutors say Young gave the couple's three children a sleep aid Sunday night and the oldest child told police before the aid kicked in she saw Young hit her mother with a boot and Hollis' blood and two spent shell casings were found at the home.
Hollis' mother left the courtroom Thursday believing Young killed her daughter. There are no charges for him relating to Camisha's disappearance.
"He killed my daughter. I know he did," Martha Hollis said outside of the Douglas County jail on Thursday. "She didn't deserve this whatever happened. And I just hope and pray that we'll find her. To give her peace, if she is deceased. That's all I want."
Young's attorney, a public defender, says his client is on disability for kidney and mental-health issues.
Hollis was last seen overnight Monday at her home. Police have said there is concern about her wellbeing.
Young is the father of Hollis' three children.
Hollis' mother, Martha Hollis, told police she found her grandchildren left alone after Camisha Hollis didn't show up for work Monday. Martha Hollis is leading efforts to find her daughter.
Martha Hollis said her daughter told her last week that she was finally leaving Young after 18 years.
”She said, ‘Mom, this is it.’ And she told him that, and I do believe that is what triggered it," Martha Hollis said.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 7.