Springfield mother accused of letting 2 children live in filth

A Springfield woman faces charges of child endangerment after police alleged they found her children living in a filthy home.

Bonita Null, 40, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Clark County Municipal Court to two counts of child endangerment.

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Police were called to a home in the 200 block of Glenn Avenue on March 26 on a welfare check after a caller told dispatch two teens were home alone with no supervision and the home itself was in deplorable condition. When officers arrived, they said they couldn’t locate the floor due to the dirty clothes and trash that covered it, according to a police report.

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The report says the officers observed an infestation of cockroaches, as well as piles of feces, a used diaper that had been torn up by pets and broken glass in various rooms throughout the home. One of the children was reportedly sleeping on a broken metal futon with only a few blankets over it, police said, while the other allegedly slept in a room with a broken-out window and no covering.

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According to the report, officers placed the two children in the care of a family member and later arrested Null at her workplace. She was then taken to the Clark County Jail.

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