Blackstone Home Cleanup Coming To An End, Mother In Prison Treatment Center

CBS Boston

BLACKSTONE (CBS/AP) — The cleanup of a squalid, vermin-infested home in Blackstone where three infants were found dead last week is expected to be finished Tuesday afternoon.

The woman who lived there, Erika Murray, 31, faces charges including fetal death concealment, witness intimidation and permitting substantial injury to a child. Not guilty pleas were entered for her on Friday.

Her lawyer said Murray is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to themselves.

Erika Murray in Uxbridge District Court , Sept. 12, 2014. (WBZ-TV) Erika Murray in Uxbridge District Court , Sept. 12, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Four other children, ages 13, 10, 3 and 6 months, were removed from the home at 23 St. Paul St. by the state’s child welfare agency about two weeks before a police search revealed the remains of the infants, officials said.

Murray’s court-appointed lawyer, Keith Halpern, said his client was placed in a treatment center at the state prison…

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