MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Aundria Jones, 29, couldn’t resist celebrating the coming of the New Year. So she left her two children, Romello Winters, 4, and Christian Griffen, 7, alone in their apartment for several hours while she partied elsewhere. At around 2:00 am, a fire broke out in flames. Firefighters were able to control the fire after about 30 minutes, but the two children died at the hospital. Jones showed up to her residence only after she was called by police.
Now here is the kicker. The two children live with their grandmother and were only with Jones to visit for the holidays. Jones has been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Thanks for the heads up, Mara.Tags: Child Murder, Negligence