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Mother Charged with Leaving Kids to Live with Maggots and Trash… Police Had to Force Their Way in to Save Them

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BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS –  A mother of five children is behind bars after investigators found her children living in squalor. Toilets were overflowing, and trash was everywhere, along with maggots crawling all over the place.

Neighbors said they had their suspicions about the living conditions going on inside the home on Stemac Drive in Blytheville, but they had no idea the horrors officers would find when they went inside.

Blytheville Police Department said officers were called to check on some children inside a home Tuesday. After a confrontation with the mother, officers forced their way inside where they found five children living in a home without running water in addition to unsanitary conditions.

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