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Des Moines Mother Pleads Guilty to Neglect for Leaving Children Home Alone

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  A mother could spend up to 10 years in prison for leaving her children home alone in filthy conditions.

Destinee Miller, 27, entered a guilty plea on Thursday in Polk County to one count of Neglect or Abandonment of a Dependent Person.  In exchange for a guilty plea three charges of Child Endangerment were dropped.

Miller was arrested in October 2017 after her children -ages one, two and four - were found home alone and covered in filth.  Miller left the children alone so she could take one of her seven dogs to a veterinarian.

Miller will be sentenced on March 26th.  She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.