Child Death Plea



A woman accused in the death of her boyfriend's young daughter has entered an insanity plea in Trempealeau  County.

Amanda Butts was babysitting 22-month-old Alexis Behlke in June when the toddler stopped breathing. An autopsy showed the child died from a combination of oxycodone, a painkiller, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl, and an anti-depressant.
 
Prosecutors say Butts told police the child was whining and wouldn't sleep, so she gave the child drugs. The 22-year-old Butts was watching the child while her boyfriend was at work. WQOW-TV says Butts is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and three other felonies.

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