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GRAND JURY INDICTS MOTHER OF CHILDREN WHO DIED IN HOUSE FIRE

(Eaton, OH)--On Monday, a Preble County grand jury indicted the mother of two children who died in a February house fire.  35-year-old Chastity Hall now faces four counts of involuntary manslaughter.  Hall left her children home alone to go out for a night of drinking.  She returned home the next morning to find that her two children had died in the fire.  "The mother failed recklessly to live up to her duty to care and support and protect those children," said Preble County Prosecutor Martin Votel.  Hall is now due in court Friday morning for formal arraignment.