September 22, 2014
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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