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EAST TROY, Wis. (AP) — The mother of twin babies who drowned in a bathtub at an East Troy apartment has been charged with felony child neglect.

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 Sept. 22. The complaint says she woke up when a roommate came home and found the twins in an overflowing bath.

Autopsies confirmed the babies drowned. The Janesville Gazette says court records show living conditions in the two-bedroom apartment where seven people lived were “extremely filthy.”

Butt is charged with two counts of child neglect resulting in death and other misdemeanor charges.

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