Babysitter accused of killing 2-year-old waives right to speedy trial

Babysitter accused of killing 2-year-old waives right to speedy trial

Natasha Hodges

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 11:23 AM

LEWISTON, Idaho -- A northern Idaho woman charged with killing a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting has waived her right to a speedy trial.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that 29-year-pld Natasha N. Hodges of Lewiston on Wednesday waived her right to have the trial within six months of her arraignment.

Hodges pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder on April 17 in 2nd District Court.

Prosecutors say 2-year-old Rylee Mingo died of internal bleeding on Aug. 30 after being struck in the abdomen by Hodges.

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