A Kailua dentist charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a 3-year-old patient turned herself in today.
State sheriff deputies released Dr. Lilly Geyer after she posted $100,000 bail. Geyer is scheduled to be arraigned in state court next week. Manslaughter is a Class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 8 charging Geyer with manslaughter in two ways. One for recklessly causing the January 2014 death of Finley Boyle. The second was for recklessly failing to get medical help for the toddler after she stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest.
Boyle’s mother took her daughter to Geyer’s Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua in December 2013 for root canal work. The girl stopped breathing and suffered a heart attack after being administered a cocktail of pain relievers and sedatives. She slipped into a coma and died a month later.
Geyer is also charged with assault for recklessly causing serious bodily injury to the girl.
The indictment charges Geyer with another assault, one involving a 2-year-old girl who just two weeks before Boyle’s appointment had a baby root canal performed by Geyer. The state says the 2-year-old was unconscious for 12 hours from the drugs given to her to sedate her.