Mom is charged with murder after bodies of two infants and a fetus are found ...

Erika Murray, charged in the deaths of two babies whose remains were found in her home, is led into Superior Court on Tuesday

Erika Murray, charged in the deaths of two babies whose remains were found in her home, is led into Superior Court on Tuesday

A Massachusetts mother charged with murder after the bodies of two infants and a fetus were found inside her rat-infested home has appeared in court as her trial gets underway.  

Erika Murray, 35, is charged over the deaths of two of the three dead babies found in the trash-strewn and insect-infested Blackstone home in 2014. 

Four living children, ranging from five months to 13-years-old, were removed from the home, which was eventually torn down. 

Neighbors say the property was full of 'dirty diapers, fleas and maggots' and images from the house show piles of trash filling rooms and squalid conditions. 

Betsy Brown told the court: 'Horrible rotting food. Dirty diapers, lots of dirty diapers, baby bottles, maggots everywhere. It was really dark and hot. It was horrible.

'It was the worst smell I had ever smelt.' 

She had called the authorities in August 2014 after a 10-year-old boy living there had asked her son for help to get a baby to stop crying, WCVB reports.

Brown said she was forced to use her own shirt to clean feces off the faces of the children as there was nothing else clean in the home.   

She added: 'She had feces completely pretty much covering her. Hair, body, everything.

'Just everywhere you looked there was filth on the walls. There were little handprints, baby handprints and feces. It was horrible. It was everywhere.' 

Erika Murray, 35, is charged over the deaths of two of the three dead babies found in the trash-strewn and insect-infested Blackstone home, pictured, in 2014

Erika Murray, 35, is charged over the deaths of two of the three dead babies found in the trash-strewn and insect-infested Blackstone home, pictured, in 2014

Neighbors say the property was full of 'dirty diapers, fleas and maggots' and images from the house show piles of trash filling rooms and squalid conditions

Neighbors say the property was full of 'dirty diapers, fleas and maggots' and images from the house show piles of trash filling rooms and squalid conditions

Images from the house show piles of trash filling rooms and squalid conditions

Images from the house show

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