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N.J. Woman Accused Of Starving Daughter To Death Pleads Not Guilty

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A mother accused of starving an 8-year-old girl to death remains held on $500,000 bail.

Venette Ovilde of Irvington pleaded not guilty through her attorney to aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment charges on Wednesday.

Her 23-year-old roommate, Myriam Janvier, also pleaded not guilty to child endangerment.

Christiana Glenn died May 22 of an untreated broken leg and malnutrition. Authorities say Ovilde’s two other children were removed from the home and remain hospitalized for treatment of malnutrition and other injuries.

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