LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 53-year-old babysitter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other charges in connection to the death of a 4-year-old girl.
Vanessa Denise Hawkins Scott was charged with one felony count each of murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse. She is jailed on $1.1 million bail.READ MORE: Ticketholders To Filipino Festival FAHMfest Find Empty Parking Lot In San Pedro
Hawkins Scott was taken into custody last Friday after she took the unresponsive girl to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The victim’s cause of death is unknown.READ MORE: Lakers Lose To Warriors 121-114
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 7.
If convicted, Hawkins Scott faces up to life in prison, according to the district attorney’s office.MORE NEWS: One Shot In Beverly Hills Robbery Outside Restaurant
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