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Mother arrested appears in court

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Louisville woman accused of leaving her young children home alone made her first appearance in court Tuesday.

Precious Petty, 27, is facing charges of abandonment of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. She pleaded not guilty during arraignment and was appointed a public defender.

Officers were called to Petty's apartment on South Jackson Street and found two children under the age of two alone inside a crib. Both had dirty diapers and were wearing dirty clothing.

While officers were on scene a third child, about 5 years old, showed up at the apartment.

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