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Mother sentenced for deadly fire

on April 09, 2014 10:30 AM

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.

Dalawna Berran-Lett, 33, 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 said the boys turned on a burner on a grease-covered stove, sparking flames that soon engulfed the house. Investigators said 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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