NYC Woman Whose Child Died in Fire While Left Home Alone Will Not Face Jail Time

Leila Aquino, 21, faces three years’ probation after pleading guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide.

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Leila Aquino, 21, faces three years’ probation after pleading guilty Friday to criminally negligent homicide in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Kalenah Muldrow, in February, CBS News reports.

Aquino was out working as a stripper when her apartment in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., caught fire. When she returned home, firefighters had already put out the flames, and firefighters later discovered Kalenah’s body underneath a bed.

According to CBS News, Aquino later admitted that she had left her daughter home alone with the television on.

She pleaded guilty in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn and must enter a program with the Women’s Prison Association.

Read more at CBS News.

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