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UPDATE: Mother sentenced to 1 year in deaths of twins

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EAST TROY (WKOW) -- An East Troy woman will spend one year in jail for the drowning deaths of her 11-month-old twins.

Twenty-seven-year-old Melody Butt was sentenced Tuesday, after pleading guilty in June 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 reports Butt will also serve 14 years of extended supervision following her jail term.

According to the criminal complaint, Butt began filling the bathtub, put one of the twins in the water, then went to her bedroom and fell asleep on September 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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EAST TROY (WKOW) -- An East Troy woman will be sentenced Tuesday in the drowning deaths of her 11-month-old twins.

Twenty-seven-year-old Melody Butt pleaded guilty in June to felony child neglect resulting in death and misdemeanor child neglect. She faces a maximum 25 years in prison and one year in jail.

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 on September 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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