Dentist found not guilty of manslaughter in death of 3-year-old patient


HONOLULU (KHON2) – Dentist Lilly Geyer was found not guilty Friday in the death of her 3-year-old patient.

After a month on trial, Geyer was found not guilty on manslaughter and assault charges.

Geyer was on trial in connection of the death of Finley Boyle, 3, in 2013.

Boyle was scheduled to undergo four root canals at Geyer’s Kailua dental office.

Prosecutors say that’s where Finley stopped breathing and her heart stopped beating after she was given sedatives and anesthesia.

Geyer’s defense says the dentist was not told that Finley suffered from an upper respiratory infection weeks before the procedure.

This story is developing.

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