Trial date set for three adults in starvation case
Appeal Staff Writer
A trial was set for September for three adults charged in the starvation and imprisonment of two Carson City children.
Regina Rios, 33, her husband Tomas Granados, 33 and her mother Esther Rios, 56, appeared in Carson City District Court this morning and pleaded not guilty to two counts each of child abuse causing substantial bodily harm, child neglect causing substantial bodily harm and false imprisonment.
The trio was arrested after Regina Rios’ 16-year-old daughter allegedly escaped from a bathroom in which she and her 12-year-old brother had been held for five years. The girl weighed 41 pounds and the boy weighed 31 when they were discovered by deputies Jan. 19.
District Judge Bill Maddox set one trial date for the Rios women and Granados on Sept. 19. The trial is expected to last seven days.
All three remain in custody on $100,000 bail.