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Sugar Cookie

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Attorneys said they think they will reach a plea deal for a Gary mother charged from a fire that left two of her children dead.

Kristen Gober, 34, was charged last year with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, neglect of a dependent and possession of marijuana.

The charges came after two of Gober’s children, Khristopher Gober, 4, and Kailani Gober, 2, died March 25, 2018, in a fire in Gary. Gober’s then-6-year-old son made it out of the fire, attorneys said.

Gober appeared Monday morning in Lake Superior Court for a hearing with her public defender, Thomas S. Mullins.

“Judge, I think we will have a resolution,” Mullins told Judge Diane Boswell.

Mullins and deputy prosecuting attorney Michelle Jatkiewicz asked for a hearing in two weeks to see if they have a plea deal for Gober. Boswell set a hearing for April 22.

Gober became emotional after her hearing Monday, as she has at past hearings.

Gober said she had “left the children alone” sleeping in her apartment March 24 into March 25 while she did laundry and went to the maintenance employee's apartment for a couple of hours, which she said she had done "on multiple occasions," according to a probable cause affidavit.

While the mother was out of the apartment, her children "were playing with the stove" and put a blanket inside that "caught fire," according to the 6-year-old in the probable cause affidavit.

Gary Fire Department Chief of Operations Mark Jones previously said the fire, which began on the fourth floor and displaced 113 residents, appeared accidental with no foul play suspected.

An 8-year-old child jumped to safety from the fourth floor onto a blanket held by neighbors, officials said.

Khristopher and Kailani Gober suffered from smoke inhalation and burns, Jones said.

Gober said "she was in a state of shock" and "could not bear to watch the fire so she started walking away when someone picked her up" and took her to McDonald's, according to court documents.

"Ms. Gober said that everyone knew that the children were inside and said it was a lost cause to tell the firemen about the children at that point," the affidavit states.
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Babs

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"...she had “left the children alone” sleeping in her apartment March 24 into March 25 while she did laundry and went to the maintenance employee's apartment for a couple of hours, which she said she had done "on multiple occasions,"..."

And just what was she doing in the maintenance employee's apartment?
 

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everjaded

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"...she had “left the children alone” sleeping in her apartment March 24 into March 25 while she did laundry and went to the maintenance employee's apartment for a couple of hours, which she said she had done "on multiple occasions,"..."

And just what was she doing in the maintenance employee's apartment?
Based on the hair in her mugshot I'm gonna guess fucking him, and possibly drugs.
 

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knockout

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"...she had “left the children alone” sleeping in her apartment March 24 into March 25 while she did laundry and went to the maintenance employee's apartment for a couple of hours, which she said she had done "on multiple occasions,"..."

And just what was she doing in the maintenance employee's apartment?
March 24th into 25th ?
 

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Sejanus

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Cold hearted hose beast getting her thrill with the maintenance dude.
Evidently laying pipe is his specialty.

She needs to die alone in prison.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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A Gary woman whose two young children died in a 2018 fire is expected to be sentenced Monday.

Kristen Gober, 34, is expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of neglect before her sentencing.

Investigators said Gober left her three children alone for hours in March 2018 to be with her boyfriend. While she was away the kids allegedly started a fire on the apartment stove.

According to court documents, Gober's oldest son, 6-year-old Justen, said the fire started after he and his 4-year-old half-brother, Kristopher, put a blanket on the stove. Justen told police all three kids hid under a blanket before he ran away leaving Kristopher and 2-year-old Kailani alone in the apartment.

The court document also revealed that Gober told police she went back to apartment to try to save her children. She said she heard the kids, but the flames kept her back so she left.

Gober was found at a McDonald's down the street. She said she never asked for firefighter's help. Instead she told police that she thought it was a lost cause. Gober claims she was doing laundry.

A mother was given more time Monday to consider accepting a plea agreement in a neglect case filed after her youngest sons died in an apartment fire.

Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell told Gober she will face a choice in July: accept the plea deal or ask that her case be set for trial.

Jatkiewicz declined to outline the terms of the plea agreement during Monday's hearing. She said she would put those details on the record at the next hearing if Gober rejects the proposed agreement.

I'm getting sick of this bitch.
 

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