Danbury nanny accused of abusing kids opts for bench trial
The News-Times reports 32-year-old Lidia Quilligana chose Tuesday to have a judge, not a jury, hear and review arguments in the case.
Police said Quilligana was arrested last year after she was caught on video beating and burning a 3-year-old girl from a Danbury family. Authorities said she also abused the girl’s 1-year-old siblings. Prosecutors have said she ripped hair out of the children’s heads.
Quilligana’s attorney said her client has no prior convictions.