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Charges filed against mother in deadly West Allis fire

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WEST ALLIS (WKOW) -- The West Allis woman whose three young children died in a fire last week is now charged in their deaths.

24 year old Angelica Belen was charged Tuesday with three felony counts of child neglect resulting in death.

Investigators say Belen told them that Thursday was her first day of work and she could not find a babysitter, so she locked the three children in a bedroom. The fire broke out that afternoon.

The bodies of 5-year-old Nayeli Colon and her 4-year-old twin brothers, Alexis and Adrian Colon, were found under a dresser in the bedroom. The children died of smoke inhalation and burns.

Investigators say the electrical fire was caused by a light fixture in the kitchen and was accidental.

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