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Dad sentenced in fire deaths of 2 kids left home

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Damien, 4 (left) and Mekhi, 1 Damien, 4 (left) and Mekhi, 1
 DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has given a 3- to 15-year prison sentence to a father of boys ages 1 and 4 who died when a fire started after he left them home alone in Detroit.
 
Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway issued the sentence Tuesday for 37-year-old Kevin Washington. He pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for failing to supervise 4-year-old Damien Washington and 1-year-old Mekhi Williams.
 
Authorities say firefighters found the boys in a bedroom. Washington says he left his sons for only 10 minutes Dec. 6 and tried to save them.
 
Involuntary manslaughter carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
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