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Gary Mom Charged After Two Kids Killed In Apartment Fire

Investigators say Kristen Gober left her three kids alone in her apartment when it caught fire.

GARY, Ind. — Charges have been filed against the mother of two young children who were killed in a apartment fire in Gary on Sunday.

According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, Kristen Gober, 33, left her three kids, ages 2, 4 and 6, alone in her apartment while she was at a nearby apartment drinking alcohol.

Investigators say one of the children was playing with the stove and caught a blanket on fire.

The fire killed two-year-old Kailani Gober and four-year-old Khristopher Gober, while her six-year-old son made it out of the burning apartment safely.

Gary Police say Kristen Gober also fled the apartment fire to safety.

Gober has now been charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, one count of neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana. She is in the Lake County Jail with no bond.


Photo: Lake County Sheriff's Department

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