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A Mitchell woman who pleaded guilty to felony child abuse after a deadly house fire in April was sentenced on Tuesday.  26-year old Ayla Barna was sentenced to eight years in prison.  Her six-year old daughter died in the house fire, which was started when the girl played with a cigarette lighter after Barna left the children unsupervised at night.  Two of the children escaped the fire with the help of neighbors.  Judge Chris Giles (jiles) called the incident a tragedy that was preventable, adding that Barna was responsible for the care, custody, and control of the three children.  Barna faced a maximum penalty of fifteen years in prison.  In exchange for the guilty plea in September, other charges were dropped.

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