Trial for Lewiston baby sitter accused of murder to begin Monday

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 7:42 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 11:40 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho -- The trial for a baby sister charged with First Degree Murder is set to begin Monday.

READ: Lewiston sitter pleads not guilty to murder charge

Prosecutors say Natasha Hodges, 30, was watching Rylee Mingo in 2012 when she struck the child in the abdomen, causing internal bleeding. Hodges called 911 when the toddler started having trouble breathing, but Rylee died a short time later at a local hospital. 

READ: Lewiston sitter won't face death penalty

In February, a North Idaho judge rejected her request to throw out a grand jury indictment charging her with First Degree Murder.
 

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