Trial set for October in Benadryl overdose case at unlicensed daycare facility
HONOLULU (Tribune Information Service) — An October trial is scheduled for a lady charged with manslaughter within the dying of a 7-month-old lady from an overdose of Benadryl at an unlicensed day care on an Military-managed complicated.
Dixie Denise Villa, 41, appeared Thursday at her arraignment earlier than Decide Shirley Kawamura at Circuit Court docket through video from the Oahu Group Correctional Heart. She was indicted for manslaughter within the Feb. 24 dying of Abigail Lobisch.
Deputy Public Defender Donovan Odo entered a not-guilty plea on Villa’s behalf and requested supervised launch, noting her mom is ready to cowl month-to-month funds for an residence on Oahu. Alternatively, Odo requested a bail discount to $50,000 from $500,000.
Deputy Prosecutor Tiffany Kaeo argued the offense is a Class A felony and that Villa is a flight threat as she has relations on the mainland. Kawamura denied Odo’s request and confirmed bail at $500,000.
Villa’s trial is about for October, and he or she faces as much as 20 years in jail. Her estranged husband filed for divorce in Could.
Police mentioned Lobisch and her 2-year-old brother have been left in a single day in Villa’s care Feb. 23.
The youngsters in addition to Villa’s two youngsters spent the day on the pool at Aulani Resort in Ko Olina earlier than they returned to Villa’s dwelling on the Aliamanu Navy Reservation that afternoon. Villa mentioned whereas at dwelling she utilized lotion on the youngsters for sunburn.
Someday after eight a.m. the following day, she known as 911 after discovering Lobisch unresponsive.
Emergency responders tried to revive the kid and transported her to Tripler Military Medical Heart, the place she was pronounced useless.
Toxicology checks confirmed there was 2,400 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter) of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) within the youngster’s blood, in accordance with courtroom paperwork. Deadly doses of diphenhydramine in infants have been reported at 1,400 ng/mL in infants.
Benadryl merchandise can be utilized to alleviate ache and itching for sunburns, insect bites and minor pores and skin irritation however are usually not really useful for younger youngsters.
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