Crime

Hearing rescheduled for Nampa woman accused of endangering children

Regina Dilworth appeared briefly in 3rd District Court in Caldwell on Thursday morning, but her preliminary hearing was reset for next month.

A psychological evaluation on Dilworth was conducted on Aug. 4 and Magistrate Gregory Frates said it will take until early September before the written report is completed and submitted to the court.

She is scheduled to next appear in court Sept. 4.

Dilworth is accused of trying to give her 4-year-old daughter to a stranger, then jumping into an irrigation ditch and submerging her 9-month-old son up to his neck on Aug. 3.

After passers-by pulled her from the South Nampa ditch and police safeguarded her children, Regina Dilworth told police she had injected bath salts mixed with the prescription painkiller Dilaudid the night before.

A probable cause affidavit filed by Nampa police indicates her actions were based on delusion: She said she heard voices telling her that her children were possessed; she told the woman to whom she tried to hand her daughter that she wanted her to “save my girl”; and she indicated she sought to baptize her infant son in the ditch.

Regina Dilworth has two pending drug-related charges in the Treasure Valley: a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge in Canyon County and a felony drug possession charge in Ada County.

Dilworth was an A student at Parma and Nampa high schools, her mother, Rosie Dilworth told the Statesman earlier this month. She played in the band, served as drum major and held down a part-time job as well as a high GPA.

Later, Rosie Dilworth said, “she got entangled in the wrong crowd and it led her down the wrong road.”

Regina Dilworth faces a charge of felony injury to a child for submerging her infant and a misdemeanor injury to a child charge for walking in the middle of a road with her 4-year-old while under the influence of drugs. She remains in the Canyon County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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