Posted: Monday, March 10th 2014 at 3:25pm
Ga. mom pleads guilty in fire deaths of 3 children
By The Associated Press
MACON - A Macon woman whose three young children died in a house fire while she was away visiting a boyfriend has pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children.
A judge Monday sentenced Colethia Williams to six years in prison followed by 40 years on probation after she pleaded guilty in Bibb County Superior Court.
Firefighters found Williams' four children huddled together after their home caught fire in February 2013. Three of the children - ages 10, 9 and 7 - died from smoke inhalation. The youngest child, age 3, was the only survivor.
Williams later told police she was at her boyfriend's house when the fire started.
She had been charged with murder, but prosecutors allowed her to plead guilty to lesser charges.
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