PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple charged with killing their 5-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty.

Estevan Garcia and Sacora Horn-Garcia of Redmond were charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal mistreatment in early April, four months after their daughter's death.

KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/2w97bhu ) they entered their pleas Thursday in Bend. Their trial is scheduled to begin June 5, 2018.

Prosecutors say the couple intentionally withheld food from the girl.

Horn-Garcia told police that the girl wasn't eating because of the illness. But prosecutors allege that the girl showed signs of prolonged malnourishment, including a distended stomach and muscle wasting.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/