NEW INFORMATION: Butts enters plea in Trempealeau County toddler death case

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

WHITEHALL, Wis. (WEAU) -- A woman accused of killing a toddler entered a plea of Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect to the related charges.

On Tuesday, Amanda Butts, 22, entered the pleas in Trempealeau County court. A judge ordered an examination.

Butts is accused of First Degree Reckless Homicide in the death of Alexis Behlke. She was 22-months-old when she died. A medical examiner says Behlke died from acute intoxication from the combined effects of oxycodone, an antihistamine, and an anti-depressant.

Butts is due back in court on September 30.

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