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Mom pleads not guilty in connection to deadly house fire

The mother charged in connection to a deadly October, 2018 house fire that took the life of two children pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

Marilyn Kramer, charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child, pleaded not guilty to all charges. The case will now head to a jury trial, scheduled for May 13.

During the arraignment, Judge Robert Adrian explained to Kramer that all of the charges, in this case, are different and that for some of them, if found guilty, she would have to serve them consecutively.

The indictment states that Kramer and William Brewer, who is also charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of endangering the life of a child, used damaged and hand spliced extension cords to provide electricity from a neighbor’s residence and placed the cords under a mattress, thereby causing a fire.

The fire claimed the lives of Toby Brewer, 8, and Emma Kramer, 5, on October 12, 2018.

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Zachary Voss

Zachary Voss is the Assignment Editor at WGEM.

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