ORLANDO, Fla. – A woman charged in the death of a boy left in a hot day care van in Orlando appeared in court Thursday.
Deborah St. Charles was arrested on a charge of manslaughter in the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill, who was left alone in the van for 12 hours in 2017.
Prosecutors wanted to show a video at trial of an Orlando police officer demonstrating how difficult it would have been for Myles to unlock the door and get out of the van.
St. Charles' defense, however, wanted the video thrown out. The judge agreed with the defense.
St. Charles’ lawyer asked the judge to additionally toss a second motion, which he called a “temperature experiment,” saying it has no value and is irrelevant because it’s known the child passed away on a hot day in August.
Judge Jordan agreed with the defense, stating a “temperature experiment” is irrelevant. However, he did give the state the option to offer a “temperature experiment” during St. Charles’ trial.
The defense lawyer for St. Charles told the judge they are not prepared to present a case next month for her set trial.
St. Charles is set to be back in court July 30 for a pretrial hearing.
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