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DA: Mom chased pot while twins, 3, died in fire

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Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:38 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: pot, twins, fire, Pittsburgh, involuntary manslaughter, marijuana, Dalawna Berran-Lett, Ky'heir Arthur, Dy'heir Arthur, WBRZ

PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly leaving her 3-year-old twins alone before they died in a fire, while she was trying to retrieve marijuana stolen by her 15-year-old daughter.

The attorney for 32-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett says he's still reviewing the charges filed Tuesday against the North Braddock woman, who remains in shock from burying her twins on Saturday.

The boys, Ky'heir and Dy'heir Arthur, died in the Jan. 4 fire. Investigators believe the boys started the fire while trying to cook something while Berran-Lett was gone for about 15 minutes trying to retrieve her marijuana.

Investigators say the boys nearly started a fire trying to cook ribs in December when they were left alone by Berran-Lett for about 20 minutes.

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