Rugby woman, 22, charged with the murder of her two daughters

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A 22-year-old woman from Rugby has been charged with the murder of her two daughters.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said on Friday night that Louise Porton, 22, of Skiddaw, Rugby has been charged with murder after her two daughters died last year.

"Three-year-old Lexi Draper died in January 2018. She was pronounced dead by paramedics after they received a report she had been found unconscious at her home in Rugby in the early hours of 15 January 2018," the spokesman said.

"Scarlett Vaughan, aged 16 months, died on the night of 1 February 2018. 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 today (Friday 25 January) the decision was taken to charge Porton with murdering Lexi and Scarlett," the spokesman added.

She will appear at Leamington Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (Saturday January 26).