- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A baby-sitter charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl has had her bail raised to $500,000.

Sakita Covington was arraigned Friday in state Superior Court in Essex County. She had previously been held on $50,000 bail.

The 38=year-old was charged with aggravated assault and child endangerment after a 4-year-old girl died hours after being found unattended in a Newark apartment with three other children.

The cause and manner of Naira Bennett’s death are pending an autopsy.

The Star-Ledger of Newark (https://bit.ly/1sbwTVD) reports Covington appeared via video camera at Friday’s arraignment and pleaded not guilty.



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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, https://www.nj.com

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