Gary woman to be resentenced in fire deaths of 2 children

Crime
Kristen Alyse Gober

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary woman whose prison sentence was thrown out on appeal in a 2018 apartment fire that killed two of her children will be resentenced this month to no more than 42 years in prison.

Thirty-six-year-old Kristen A. Gober was sentenced in August 2020 to 51 years after she pleaded guilty to neglect charges for leaving her three children alone overnight in March 2018 in their Gary apartment. Two of the children died after they started a fire in her absence.

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in February that Gober’s sentence should not have exceeded 42 years. She is scheduled to be resentenced on June 28.

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