Two mothers of Pittsburgh in USA, charged with causing involuntary manslaughter of their five children, have turned themselves in.
They had gone to a bar, leaving the children unattended.
Wearing a T-shirt that read "Mommy Loves You" and "God Loves You More," Shakita Mangham, 25, arrived at municipal court early Thursday. Furaha Love, 25, surrendered at police headquarters a short time later. They are being charged with five counts of involuntary manslaughter and multiple counts of reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of children. Both also face charges of making false reports to police.
"This is definitely a crime," District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said at an impromptu news conference. "And," he said, "we're going to give [police] the charges we think are appropriate this afternoon. After that, [police] can move at their convenience."
One of the attorneys representing the two mothers disagreed.
"I think that's a bad call. A manslaughter charge means somebody died as result of your actions," lawyer Ernest H. Sharif said yesterday. "These children died because of a fire. Neither girl set the fire."
Mangham lived in the home with her four children, Dezekiah Holyfield, 3, Cedano Holyfield Jr., 4, and Daekia Holyfield, 7, all of whom died, and her son, Jevon Irwin, 8, who was uninjured.
Love's three children also were at the home.
Two of them, Azequel Rankin, 5, and Andre Rankin, 6, died in the fire. Her 8-year-old son, Huedon Chambliss, was not injured.
Investigators said the fire was caused by children playing with matches. Mr. Zappala said it had not been determined which of the children started the fire, though early reports were that it may have been started by the two 8-year-old boys.
Mangham, in an interview with police earlier this week, admitted that she lied when she told investigators that she had left all seven children Page: 1 2 3 Related medicine news :1
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