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2-year-old twin boys die in house fire after mother left them home alone to buy marijuana and alcohol

By Mason White 1:51 PM March 7, 2017
Heather Ace
Heather Ace
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A mother lost her twin boys after leaving them home alone while buying drugs and alcohol, according to police in New York.

Batavia police said that they have arrested 25-year-old Heather Ace, after being accused of leaving her kids at home, where a fire broke out and killed them.

In court, Ace pleaded guilty to one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Ace faces a sentence of up to one year in jail.

According to the criminal complaint, Ace went out of her home around 10:00 p.m., and left her kids, Michael and Micah Gard, both 2 years old, home alone.

While Ace was looking to score marijuana and buy alcohol, a fire broke out in her home. By the time firefighters arrived at the home, the two children were already dead.

Investigators do not know how the fire was started, but Ace is not believed to have caused the blaze.