Couple In Oregon Charged With Starving, Killing 5-Year-Old Daughter
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple charged with killing their 5-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty.
Estevan Garcia and Sacora Horn-Garcia of Redmond were charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment in early April, four months after their daughter’s death.
KTVZ reports they entered their pleas Thursday in Bend. Their trial is scheduled to begin June 5, 2018.
Prosecutors say the couple intentionally withheld food from the girl.
Horn-Garcia told police that the girl wasn’t eating because of the illness. But prosecutors allege that the girl showed signs of prolonged malnourishment, including a distended stomach and muscle wasting.