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DeKalb mother guilty of manslaughter, sentenced to 35 years
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June 27, 2014 04:36 PM | 1777 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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On June 27, a DeKalb County jury found Angel Johnson guilty of cruelty to children, making false statements and two counts involuntary manslaughter. Judge Courtney Johnson sentenced Johnson to 35 years. She must serve 20 years behind bars.

Johnson left three of her four children unsupervised in a Stone Mountain apartment Dec. 10, 2010. A space heater caught fire to items in the bedroom where the young children were barricaded.

Two of the three children died from asphyxiation and injuries caused by the fire. The third survived but suffered injuries.

“The negligence of Angel Johnson led to the death of two of her young children who died a horrific death that was 100 percent preventable,” said District Attorney Robert James. “Instead of caring for her children, she went on a joyride with her boyfriend to buy burgers and wine. Her careless acts that December night claimed two innocent young lives.”

Keith Pinkney, Johnson’s co-defendant, was not tried with Johnson. His trial has yet to be scheduled.

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