Los Angeles sitter charged with murdering girl, 4

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Updated: 3/26 6:31 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 53-year-old Los Angeles baby sitter has been charged with killing a 4-year-old girl in her care.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say Vanessa Denise Hawkins Scott pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony counts of murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse. She's being held on $1.1 million bail and could get life in prison if convicted.

A district attorney's statement says on Hawkins Scott on Friday took the unresponsive girl to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, and police arrested the baby sitter.

Prosecutors released no details on how the child died or the evidence against Hawkins Scott.

She's scheduled to return to court April 7 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether she will stand trial.

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