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Mother Charged With Felony Child Neglect In Twin Babies Drowning

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 8:02 am

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.

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