Mother of two children killed by 2020 house fire indicted on manslaughter charges

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Two girls were killed by a fire in this house on Lucy Street in Providence on Dec. 22, 2020.
Two girls were killed by a fire in this house on Lucy Street in Providence on Dec. 22, 2020.

PROVIDENCE — A woman is facing two counts of manslaughter following the investigation of a Dec. 22, 2020, house fire that claimed the lives of her two children.

A statewide grand jury last week indicted Ingrid Sandoval, who turned herself in to Providence police on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office.

Sandoval, 28, was arraigned before Magistrate Gina K. Lopes, who set her bail at $30,000 with surety, meaning she would have to post that amount in property or $3,000 in cash.

A hearing to determine her legal representation and review her bail was set for nextyTuesday, with a pretrial conference set for Sept. 7.

More on the house fire:

Reports at the time said Sandoval had gone to the store, leaving her 2- and 7-year-old daughters in the Lucy Street house prior to the fire.

Email Tom Mooney at: tmooney@providencejournal.com 

This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Mother of girls who died in Providence fire indicted