McDade pleads not guilty

A Rayne woman charged with four counts of negligent homicide entered her plea of not guilty today in court and will now await trial.

Shaqueta McDade is charged with the deaths of four of her children. McDade's eldest was not home at the time of the fire that claimed the lives of the children, all under the age of eight.

McDade was also not home and was allegedly at a night club when a fire broke out in the residence.

The accused was also released from jail two weeks ago on a $40,000 bond.

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