• Woman accused of leaving child in hot day care van to stand trial

    By: Cierra Putman

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The woman accused of manslaughter for the death of a 3-year-old left in a hot day care van in 2017 will stand trial.

    Deborah St. Charles underwent two psychiatric or psychological evaluations to see if she was competent to stand trial, according to court records. 

    Read: Bail reduced for woman involved in Orange County toddler's day care van death

    Investigators said Saint Charles left 3-year-old Myles Hill in a day care van for nearly 12 hours because she never checked to make sure all the children were out of the van. 

    Police said the van reached temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. 

    Deborah St. Charles faces aggravated manslaughter for the death of Myles Hill, investigators say.
    Deborah St. Charles faces aggravated manslaughter for the death of Myles Hill, investigators say.
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    Myles Hill, 3, found dead inside day care van in Orlando, police say.
    Myles Hill, 3, found dead inside day care van in Orlando, police say.
    Source: Hill family

    During a hearing in September, her legal team argued she was not competent to stand trial due to mental illness, but during a hearing Tuesday, the judge agreed with the state. 

    A trial date was set for March.

    Read: Relatives pay tribute to Orlando toddler 1 year after he was left in hot day care van

    Myles' grandmother, Branda Watts, said she learned the trial would go forward Tuesday afternoon and prays that the outcome will "be what it's supposed to be."

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