Hawaii dentist charged with manslaughter in death of girl, 3

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Posted: Sep 08, 2016 11:30 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Hawaii dentist has been charged with manslaughter for the 2014 death of a 3-year-old girl who suffered a heart attack during a dental procedure.

The state attorney general's office says a grand jury indicted Lilly Geyer Thursday on 37 counts, including manslaughter, medical assistance fraud and assault.

An autopsy report says Finley Boyle lapsed into a coma after receiving an array of sedatives and anesthesia in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals. The report concluded the heart attack was likely the result of the five drugs.

Geyer's practice, Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua, has since closed.

Geyer's attorney, Michael Green, says she's currently traveling. He says he will make arrangements for her to surrender to authorities.

Her insurance company settled a lawsuit by the Boyle family for an undisclosed amount.