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Mom receives probation for trying to drown 2

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LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to drown her twin babies pleaded guilty to child endangerment Friday and was given probation by a judge who called it a case of postpartum depression.

Paula Thompson, 46, entered the plea under a deal that will keep her out of prison.

Superior Court Judge Pamela Iles placed the woman on probation for five years. She said Thompson would be allowed supervised visits with the twins and her third child, a 3-year-old boy.

"This is not a child abuse case. This is a postpartum depression case," the judge told Thompson. "We want to walk you through this nightmare you've been through."