Gary woman resentenced to 41 years in 2 kids’ fire deaths

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary woman whose 51-year sentence was thrown out in an apartment fire that killed two of her children after she left them and a sibling home alone has been resentenced to 41 years in prison.

A Lake County judge sentenced 37-year-old Kristen Gober on Monday. She admitted leaving the three children alone overnight in March 2018 in their fourth-floor Gary apartment.

During her absence, the youngsters accidentally started the fire and two of them died. Gober was sentenced in to 51 years after pleading guilty to neglect charges.

But the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in February that her sentence should not have exceeded 42 years.

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