PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania woman who pleaded guilty to leaving her 3-year-old twins unattended before an early morning fire killed them has been sentenced to three to six years in prison.
Thirty-three-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett of North Braddock pleaded guilty in December to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment stemming from the Jan. 4 fire that killed Ky’heir and Dy’heir Arthur.
Police say the boys turned on a burner on a grease-covered stove, sparking flames that soon engulfed the house. Investigators say the boys had previously almost started a fire the previous December when they tried to cook ribs while they were also left alone
Authorities said the defendant, who was sentenced Monday in Allegheny County Court, told them she had left the house in search of stolen marijuana.
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