A MURDER charge has been levelled at a Rugby woman after her two daughters died within weeks of each other last year.
Louise Porton, 22, of Skiddaw, Rugby was due to appear at Leamington Magistrates’ Court this morning (Saturday 26 January).
Three-year-old Lexi Draper was pronounced dead by paramedics in the early hours of January 15 2018, after they received a report she had been found unconscious at her home in Rugby.
Scarlett Vaughan, aged 16 months, died on the night of February 1. She was pronounced dead in hospital after being taken there by paramedics who responded to a report she had fallen ill.
Following an investigation by the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit, a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service, and yesterday (Friday January 25) the decision was taken to charge Porton with murdering Lexi and Scarlett.