HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kailua dental assistant accused of overmedicating a child pleaded not guilty in court Monday morning.
Nicole Dudoit, 29, was charged with assault and two counts of prohibited acts related to controlled substances after allegedly giving a 2-year-old patient two drugs that rendered the girl unconscious for hours back in 2013.
"She has been dragged through the mud on this, she was ambushed when she tried to turn herself in once we were aware of the bench warrant. Publicity stunts left and right coming out of the Attorney General's office. It's unsavory," said Todd Eddins, Dudoit's attorney.
The incident happened at the same dental office where 3-year-old Finley Boyle was given a deadly combination of five different sedatives in late 2013.
If convicted, Dudoit faces up to 15 years in prison. She is free after posting $5,000 bail.