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East Troy mother pleads guilty in death of twins

EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) – An East Troy woman has pleaded guilty in the deaths of her twin baby girls who drowned in a bathtub while she slept.

Melody Butt pleaded guilty to two counts of felony child neglect. A complaint says Butt ran a bath for the 11-month-old twins and then fell asleep in her bedroom on Sept. 22. According to the complaint, she woke up when a roommate came home and found the twins in an overflowing bath.

Two misdemeanor counts were dismissed Thursday.

WITI-TV reports she is scheduled to be sentenced July 31.

She is out on bond and is under a no contact order with her other children unless under supervision of authorities.

She could face up to 50 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.

Information from: WITI-TV,

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