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Police seek charges in fire deaths of 3 children

Updated: March 26, 2013 3:24PM

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Police in Kalamazoo are seeking criminal charges against a 26-year-old mother after her three children were killed in a fire while left home alone.

Chief assistant prosecutor Carrie Klein on Tuesday told the request for three counts of second-degree child abuse was submitted Friday and is being reviewed.

Three-year-old twins, Te’Niya and Tevin Williams, and their 1-year-old sister, Tyonna Henderson, died in the blaze Feb. 18 in a unit at the Interfaith Apartments. They were left with their 4-year-old sister.

Fire officials have said the fire was intentionally set.

Jonetta Woods faces a trial May 14 in family court related to the children being left alone in the apartment.

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