Mom says she was too drunk to come home

October 16, 2008 2:17:28 PM PDT
A mother accused of leaving three young children alone so she could party says she was too drunk to return home.Heather Lynn Vaughan appeared in court Thursday morning on three counts of child endangerment. She told authorities she went to a party Monday night and intended to be home around 3am.

Her four-year-old daughter and one-year-old twin girls were found covered in feces in Vaughan's northwest Harris County apartment the next day. The kids are now with their father.

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