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Trial date set for Hartsville mother charged with homicide by child abuse

Hope Hawkins is charged with four counts of homicide by child abuse following a fatal fire. (Source: Darlington County Detention Center) Hope Hawkins is charged with four counts of homicide by child abuse following a fatal fire. (Source: Darlington County Detention Center)
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The trial has been set for a mother accused of involuntary manslaughter after her four children died in a fire.


The trial date for Hope Hawkins is scheduled June 15, 2015 in Darlington County, said Mark Powell, SC Attorney General's Office.

Hawkins faces four counts of involuntary manslaughter, four counts of homicide by child abuse, and four counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

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The fatal fire happened in April 24, 2013. The bodies of four young children were found in a Hartsville home.

The four children found dead were siblings. The family identified the children as four-year-old Delonta Dixon, two-year-old Camaron Mason, and twin 10-month-old girls My'asia and Ky'nasia Hawkins.

"They were beautiful. Two boys, two girls. When they come around, they just light up everything," Janice Hawkins, the children's aunt said.

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