A mother has been charged with murdering her two young daughters after they mysteriously died within weeks of each other.
Louise Porton, 22, of Skiddaw, Rugby, is accused of killing Lexi Draper, three, and 16-month-old Scarlett Vaughan.
Lexi was found dead at home in the early hours of 15 January last year after reports she was unconscious.
Louise Porton, 22, is accused of killing 16-month-old Scarlett Vaughan and three-year-old Lexi Draper. She’ll appear at Warwickshire Crown Court (pictured) next week
A fortnight later on 1 February, her little sister Scarlett died after falling ill at home.
A Warwickshire Police statement said: ‘Following an investigation by the Warwickshire Police Major Investigation Unit, a file was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service and today (Friday 25 January) the decision was taken to charge Porton with murdering Lexi and Scarlett.
‘She will appear at Leamington Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Saturday 26 January).’