Maplewood mom sentenced for living in filth with child

1:49 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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RAMSEY CO., Minn. - A Maplewood woman found living in filth with her 22-month-old child has been sentenced to two years probation.

Rebecca Koecher received her sentence Thursday. Koecher and her boyfriend Clayton Johnson were charged with child neglect in February after Koecher's landlord called police, complaining that Johnson was drunkenly banging on his door.

Officers say when they arrived, both were drunk and nearly passed out. The toddler was in danger of being suffocated on the bed.

Police also found moldy windows and floors, a backed-up toilet and dirty diapers and rotting food strewn on the counters. The baby boy was not harmed but was living among the trash.

Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of child neglect.

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