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Nov 24, 2016 3:43 PM

Mother of children rescued from 'hellhole' apartment in Manchester arrested; faces felony


MANCHESTER — The mother of the children who were taken away from their father's apartment after being found covered in feces and living in a "hellhole" apartment was arrested.

Samantha Grenier was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts endangering the welfare of a child and one count felony criminal restraint.

Police said they found two children "in extremely unsanitary and unsafe conditions" in an apartment with their father James Grenier.

READ: Father charged, 2 children removed from filthy 'hellhole' apartment

She is currently being held at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections. Her husband posted bail on Tuesday.

The Greniers' 4-year-old son was in a harness attached to his bed, which was covered in feces and urine, according to police, and their 2-year-old daughter was in a crib, unclothed and also covered in feces.

Samantha Grenier said she does not live in the apartment and hoped to regain custody of her children on Monday.

READ: Mom defends self after 2 kids found covered in feces at dad's Manchester apartment

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