2 babies die; woman charged with neglect
A 30-year-old woman is facing child neglect charges after her two newborns died in her home, according to the West Melbourne Police Department. Rachael Lynn Thomas was arrested Monday on two counts of child neglect and one count of tampering with evidence. Additional charges are pending. Officers were called Sunday to a home in the 100 block of Laurel Oak Street. One child was pronounced dead on scene; the other died at the hospital. Investigators say the deaths are suspicious and an autopsy will determine the cause and manner of death. Thomas is at the Brevard County Jail on a $30,000 bond.