Mom of children found in Kansas City cave appears in court

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 15 2015 Sep 15, 2015 Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:17:00 PM CDT September 15, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A woman whose two young sons were found inside an underground cave in Kansas City will be released from jail.

Brittany Mugrauer is charged with two counts of felony child endangerment after her 4- and 6-year-old sons were found Friday in the cave, which housed a diesel repair shop. Jackson County authorities say the children were dirty, unsupervised and living in a wooden shipping crate inside the cave.

However, the owner of the repair shop disputes those claims, saying the boys stayed with Mugrauer while she worked there. Sean Dale says the children were well cared for and the crate was a "man cave" made especially for them.

During a brief hearing Tuesday, a judge released Mugrauer on her own recognizance. She had been jailed since the children were found.

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