Babysitter charged with manslaughter in infant’s death pleads not guilty

Babysitter charged with manslaughter in infant’s death pleads not guilty
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The babysitter charged with manslaughter in the death of a 7-month-old baby pleaded not guilty in court Thursday.

Dixie Villa remains behind bars on $500,000 bail.

Her attorneys asked Thursday that she be granted supervised release, but the judge denied that request. The state argued she is a flight request and poses a threat to the community.

The judge also denied Villa’s request for a bail reduction.

Police say the 41-year-old was babysitting Abigail Lobisch in February at the Aliamanu Military Reservation when the child died.

A toxicology report shows the the baby had almost twice the concentration of the active ingredient in Benadryl in her blood than what’s consistent with fatal overdoses in infants.

This story will be updated.

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