- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Court documents say two women accused of giving a 9-year-old Las Vegas girl a fatal dose of painkillers skipped a pediatrician’s appointment because they were worried the doctor would figure out what had happened.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2ezTP1U ) that court documents say 40-year-old Kendra Hatch and her sister, 36-year-old Mylynda Hatch, gave Kendra’s daughter the painkillers for a broken arm.

The affidavit says the women worried that 9-year-old Ryleigh Island had overdosed but hoped she would “sleep it off.”

Paramedics found Ryleigh dead early the next morning, Aug. 10. The coroner’s office says the cause of death was hydrocodone and oxycodone intoxication, pneumonia and sepsis.

The women have each been charged with murder. Kendra Hatch’s public defender declined to comment and a public defender for Mylynda Hatch could not be reached.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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