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Amanda Butts convicted in fatal drugging of toddler

WHITEHALL, WI (WTAQ) - A western Wisconsin woman has been convicted on reduced charges for drugging her boyfriend's young daughter to death.

23-year-old Amanda Butts pleaded guilty in Trempealeau County to reckless homicide, and no contest to felony child abuse. One other abuse charge was dropped, along with a count of illegally serving narcotics to a minor.

Prosecutors said Butts was babysitting 22-month-old Alexis Behlke in June of last year, when she bruised the toddler and fed her a combination of drugs which included oxycodone.

Officials quoted Butts as saying that Alexis was whining and would not sleep -- so she gave the child the drugs to settle her down. Her boyfriend was working at the time.

Her sentencing date has not been set. A scheduling conference is set for September 8th.

Online court records also show that Butts has a plea hearing scheduled September 29th on a Jackson County charge of obstructing an officer. That charge came about 3 months after the infant death.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)