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Sentencing Due For Trailer Fire Mom

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DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit-area mother convicted of murder for setting a mobile-home fire that killed two of her children is returning to court for a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

Sharon Hinojosa was convicted of first-degree murder Nov. 9.

Authorities say she intentionally set a fire that trapped and killed her 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter in a mobile home in Huron Township in 2009. Police say Hinojosa fled with another child, a 1-year-old boy.

The sentencing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in Wayne County Circuit Court.

At trial, a police officer testified that Hinojosa wrote an apology while being questioned after the fire. The mobile home belonged to her boyfriend, father of the surviving child.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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