Des Moines mother given deferred sentence

(Photo from Channel 13 WHO-TV)

DES MOINES, Iowa-  A mother who left her young children home alone in filthy conditions has been ordered to go through mental health and substance abuse treatment, and will be placed on probation.

Destinee Miller was originally charged with child endangerment.   

Last fall, authorities say they found her three children-all under the age of five-home alone in Des Moines, surrounded by filth.    

Miller reached a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to one count of child neglect.

Miller failed to show up for her first sentencing hearing.  Our News partner, Channel 13 WHO-TV that today the judge handed down a deferred judgement.

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