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.

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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.

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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.

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