A western Wisconsin woman now claims she was insane when she allegedly drugged her boyfriend's young daughter to death.
22-year-old Amanda Butts of Fairchild has pleaded innocent-by-insanity to Trempealeau County charges of reckless homicide, illegally serving narcotics to a minor, and two counts of felony child abuse. A judge ordered a mental exam. A trial date is expected to be set at a conference on September 30th, and the status of the case will be reviewed on October 17th. Prosecutors said Butts was babysitting 22-month-old Alexis Behlke in June, when she allegedly bruised the toddler and fed her a combination of medicines which included Oxycodone. Officials quoted Butts as saying Alexis was whining and would not sleep -- so she gave the child the drugs to settle her down. Her boyfriend was at work at the time.