EAST TROY, Wis. - An East Troy woman is sentenced to a year in jail for the drowning deaths of her 11-month-old twins.
Twenty-seven-year-old Melody Butt earlier pleaded guilty to felony child neglect resulting in death and misdemeanor child neglect. She faced a maximum 25 years in prison and one year in jail. WDJT-TV says Butt will also serve 14 years of extended supervision following her jail term.
A criminal complaint says Butt began filling the bathtub, put one of the twins in the water, then went to her bedroom and fell asleep Sept. 22. She awoke when her roommate arrived home and discovered the twins in the tub. The boy and girl twins were pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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