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Woman Charged in Methadone Death of Reno Toddler

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A woman has been charged in the death of a Reno toddler authorities say was caused by a methadone overdose.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports 50-year-old Gina Lindquist was indicted by a Washoe County grand jury on one count of child neglect causing death related to the January 2009 overdose of 4-year-old Samuel Sharber.

Prosecutors say Lindquist was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas. According to court documents, Lindquist was taking prescribed methadone tablets when she was baby-sitting Sharber in her room at the Vacation Motor Lodge.

Lindquist told detectives she had moved the methadone from a bathroom shelf to a table by her bed sometime during the night.

When she awoke, the boy was on the floor and not breathing. 

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

 

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