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Bond Set in Child Death Case

7-30-13

A 200-thousand-dollar cash bond was set yesterday for a western Wisconsin woman accused of drugging her boyfriend’s young daughter to death.

22-year-old Amanda Butts of Fairchild is due back in court next Monday, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to put her on trial for first-degree reckless homicide. 22-month-old Alexis Behlke died June 22nd at a hospital in Osseo, where Butts lived before moving to Fairchild recently. Trempealeau County prosecutors said Butts was caring for the youngster while her boyfriend was at work. Officials said Alexis had cuts and bruises on her face and forehead, and she was given a mix of allergy medication and a prescription pain-killer. Authorities said Butts first claimed that she gave Alexis anything but Children’s Tylenol. She claimed that the bruises were caused by removing part of a peanut butter sandwich from the girl’s mouth.

 

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