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UPDATE: New details about 9-year-old who overdosed on narcotics

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 20:44:04-04

NOV. 1 UPDATE: An arrest report revealed new details about the case of a 9-year-old girl who was given lethal levels of hydrocodone and oxycodone.

According to the report, the girl had broken her arm after falling down the stairs in early August. Her pediatrician suggested she take adult Motrin or Tylenol to treat her pain. Instead, she was given narcotics by her mother and her aunt, Kendra and Mylynda Hatch respectively.

Over time, the young girl reportedly became lethargic and barely ate. Kendra and Mylynda grew concerned that the child had overdosed. Though she was scheduled for a pediatrician appointment on Aug. 9, the women feared they would get in trouble for the girl's fragile state, and rescheduled the appointment for Aug. 10 in hopes that she would "sleep it off."

The girl was found dead in Kendra and Mylynda's home early Aug. 10.

An autopsy report later revealed that not only had the girl overdosed on narcotics, but also had a severe case of pneumonia that required hospitalization. Medical staff concluded that if the girl went to her appointment on Aug. 9, her condition could have been diagnosed and ultimately treated.

Kendra and Mylynda Hatch are currently awaiting trial for open murder.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police have arrested two woman accused in the death of a child.

On August 10, around 12:30 a.m. officers responded to the 2500 block of Duck Arrow Circle, near Vegas Drive and Simmons Street in reference to a deceased child.
Initial details indicated the child had possibly overdosed on prescription pain medication.
Investigators say the victim’s mother, Kendra Hatch, and the child’s aunt, Mylynda Hatch, had provided prescription pain medications hydrocodone and oxycodone not prescribed to the 9-year-old child to treat symptoms related to an injury.
This resulted in lethal levels of multiple prescription pain medications being found in the child’s system.
On Oct. 26, an arrest warrant was issued for both Kendra and Mylynda, charging them with open murder.
They were arrested without incident.
Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.