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Grandmother, Mother To Be Sentenced For Neglect

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 27-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman and her mother are scheduled to be sentenced Monday for allowing twin 2-year-old girls to live in filthy conditions.

Elisabeth Crossley's twin daughters were found Dec. 5 living in squalor in a Coeur d'Alene apartment. The girls were found locked in a bedroom with no clothes, bedding or furniture. Police say the walls were covered in fecal matter and the girls had bruises and open sores.

Crossley and her 55-year-old mother, Ruth Cassidy, were charged with two counts of felony injury to a child. Crossley pleaded guilty to one count while Cassidy entered an Alford plea, in which
she did not admit guilt, but acknowledged prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports sentencing was scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday

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