Rugby Mum Charged With Killing Daughters

26 January 2019, 06:02 | Updated: 26 January 2019, 06:09

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A mother has been charged with murdering her two young daughters a year after their deaths.

Louise Porton, 22, is accused of killing 16-month-old Scarlett Vaughan and three-year-old Lexi Draper, Warwickshire Police said on Friday.

Lexi died in hospital after paramedics responded to reports that she had been found unconscious in her home in Rugby in the early hours of January 15 last year, officers said.

Scarlett then died on the night of February 1, again after paramedics responded to a report she had fallen ill, the force added.

Warwickshire Police major investigation unit passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service and prosecutors have now approved two charges of murder.

Porton, of Skiddaw, Rugby, will appear before magistrates in Leamington on Saturday 26th January.