Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Toddler Methadone Death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Gina Lindquist

Gina Lindquist

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno woman has pleaded not guilty to charges in the death of a toddler that police say was caused by a methadone overdose.

50-year-old Gina Lindquist was silent in Washoe District court Thursday but Judge David Hardy entered a not guilty plea for her on a charge of child neglect.

According to court documents, Lindquist was taking prescribed methadone tablets while baby-sitting year-old Samuel Sharber in her
room at the Vacation Motor Lodge in 2009.

Lindquist told detectives she had moved the methadone from a bathroom shelf to a table by her bed sometime during the night.

When she awoke, the boy was on the floor and not breathing.
Lindquist was arrested last month is Las Vegas. A trial is scheduled for January 30.

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