Judge finds mom guilty in Ohio fire that killed 2 children

EATON, Ohio (AP) – A mother has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of her two children in an Ohio house fire earlier this year.

A complaint filed against Chastity Hall said she left her 10-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son alone in the home before they perished in the early morning fire on Feb. 20. The remains of Malea and Malachi Bradburn were found later in the home near West Alexandria, near the Indiana line.

The Dayton Daily News reports Preble County Judge David Abruzzo found the 36-year-old Hall guilty Friday of two counts each of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering.

The 36-year-old Hall had pleaded not guilty. She did not testify during the bench trial.

Hall is free on bond until sentencing. The state will issue its sentencing recommendation in the coming weeks.

Information from: Dayton Daily News

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