PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The mother two young boys who were killed in an apartment fire last June has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Kiaira Pollard, 28, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to prison – a minimum of two years and no more than four.
The fire claimed the lives of her two sons, 7-year-old KiDonn and 4-year-old Krisdon.
“It’s very difficult,” she said. “I just miss my kids a lot.”
The fire broke out in the middle of a warm June night. Prosecutors said no adult was at home in the North Versailles apartment at the time.
The sentence was the result of a plea agreement and prosecutors said had the case gone to trial, they would have presented evidence to show Pollard had a history of leaving the kids home alone.
Krisdon’s father came to court Tuesday – not so much angry at the mother of his child about what happened, but angry about a loss that can never be replaced.
“I miss them both. I miss them both, terribly,” he said. “I think about them every day. I dreams about them thinking that they’re really there and when I wake up they’re not there and I get to myself and I do what any father would do – emotional wreck.”