Johnson left three of her four children unsupervised in a Stone Mountain apartment Dec. 10, 2010. A space heater caught fire to items in the bedroom where the young children were barricaded.
Two of the three children died from asphyxiation and injuries caused by the fire. The third survived but suffered injuries.
“The negligence of Angel Johnson led to the death of two of her young children who died a horrific death that was 100 percent preventable,” said District Attorney Robert James. “Instead of caring for her children, she went on a joyride with her boyfriend to buy burgers and wine. Her careless acts that December night claimed two innocent young lives.”
Keith Pinkney, Johnson’s co-defendant, was not tried with Johnson. His trial has yet to be scheduled.