Aurora mom sentenced after kids die in house fire

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- DENVER (AP) -- A 25-year-old Aurora mother whose two children were killed in a house fire after she left them alone for more than seven hours has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

The Denver Post reports ( Danielle Lynn Brockman was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of reckless child abuse resulting in death.

She is accused of leaving 3-year-old Timothy Joseph Ramirez and 15-month-old Alivia Ramirez alone in her Aurora home while she went to a party and a bar with friends in late October 2011.

Timothy was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital, and his little sister died a few days later. Both children died of asphyxia.

Investigators say the fire was likely caused by an unattended burner on the kitchen stove.

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