MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee-area mom Angelica D. Belen has entered a not guilty plea to charges of felony child neglect.
Three of her four children died in a house fire earlier this month after the 24-year-old had left them alone in a locked bedroom.
The West Allis woman said she had to do that because she couldn’t get a babysitter and she had to go to work. Her 5-year-old daughter and 4-year-old twin sons died when the house caught on fire.
Belen also faces six misdemeanor charges in another case. She was accused of leaving the same twins and a one year old son unattended last month.
Belen is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on a half-million dollars bond.