Police have charged a Louisiana woman, whose preschool-aged children died in a house fire after she left them unattended to have her hair done.
Ciarra Johnson left 4-year-old Tashae Thompson Johnson and 3-year-old Clifton Thompson Johnson in the home alone while she attended her appointment, authorities say. State Fire Marshal Deputy Chief Brant Thompsonrecovered the bodies of the young children in the two-bedroom house in Bastrop.
Johnson told authorities she made arrangements with a family member to watch the two children, but an investigation revealed the 21-year-old woman left the children unattended for nearly five hours.
“Our investigation determined that she made no such arrangements,” Thompson told USA TODAY. “That’s what is so disturbing to us. There were family members around she could have called, but she just didn’t bother.”
Thompson said that the fire was called in shortly after 3 p.m. Monday. Johnson, 21, told authorities she had…
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