Mother Charged With Felony Child Neglect In Twin Babies Drowning
An East Troy woman has been charged with felony child neglect after her twin babies drowned in a bathtub.
A criminal complaint filed in Walworth County says 26-year-old Melody Butt ran a bath for the 11-month-old twins then fell asleep in her bedroom on September 22. The complaint says she woke up when a roommate came home and found the twins in an overflowing bath.
Court records showed that the living conditions in the two-bedroom apartment where Butt, and six others, lived were “extremely filthy.”
Butt is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in death and other misdemeanor charges.