Butts bound over for trial in toddler's death

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WEAU) - The case against the woman accused of First Degree Reckless Homicide in the death of a toddler will proceed.

Court records show that a judge bound Amanda Butts, 22, of Fairchild over for trial on Monday. The judge found probable cause that a crime was committed in the death of 22-month-old Alexis Behlke. She died in June.

The medical examiner says Behlke died from acute intoxication from the combined effects of oxycodone, an antihistamine and an anti-depressant. Investigators found bruises on the child's body, and blunt force trauma to her head, chest, arms, and legs.

Butts is scheduled to be back in court in September.

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