Mother of twin toddlers killed in Batavia fire charged

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The mother of the twin toddlers killed in a Batavia fire this past May has been charged.

On the night of May 20, Michael and Micah Gard were killed after a fire began in the boys’ bedroom. The boys were home alone at the time, but their mother, Heather Ace, returned shortly after the fire began, investigators say.

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The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says Ace, 25, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after being accused of leaving the boys home alone.

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Authorities say they were left there for about an hour and a half, and that their mother did not arrange to have anyone watch them.

Ace will appear in court on October 3.

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