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Alabama woman jailed after infants bitten by ants

August 7, 2019

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman is in jail after authorities say they found her two infant children covered with ant bites.

A statement from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says 37-year-old Lizabeth Ann Landers is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment.

The sheriff’s statement says officers answering a call about possible child neglect on July 31 found Landers’ two 3-month-old children inside their home covered with ant bites. The woman was outside the home.

Authorities say the children’s bodies were swollen, and both were taken to Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham for treatment.

The Decatur Daily reports Landers’ bail is set at $12,000. Court records aren’t available to show whether she has a lawyer to speak on her behalf.

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