PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One day after a warrant was issued for her arrest, the mother of two boys who died after fire broke out at an apartment in North Versailles has turned herself in.
The Allegheny County Police Department issued a warrant for 27-year-old Kiaira Pollard on Tuesday. She is facing charges of criminal homicide, endangering the welfare of children and tampering with a fire apparatus.
Pollard turned herself in shortly before 4 p.m. and was accompanied by her attorney.
“This is obviously a tragic situation for her and we’re going to try and handle this with class and grace and go through the process and I’ll be defending her every step of the way,” attorney Fred Rabner said.
Her whereabouts over the last two days are unknown at this time.
Investigators say Pollard is accused of leaving her two young sons, KiDonn Pollard-Ford and Krisdon Pollard-Williams, home alone when the fire broke out at the Eastland Apartments on June 30.
KiDonn, 7, was found dead by firefighters inside the apartment. His brother, Krisdon, 4, was discovered hiding under a bed. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, but later died.
According to the criminal complaint, the mother said a babysitter had been watching the children. However, investigators say they do not believe a babysitter was ever there.
Police believed she may have been with 33-year-old Dayna Kenney. Investigators say there is currently no arrest warrant out for Kenney.
After about an hour of questioning, Pollard was taken to the Allegheny County Jail, where she is expected to be arraigned later tonight.