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Woman pleads guilty to charges in fire that killed 4 children

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The former Elmira woman who set her Rochester home on fire killling her four children pleaded guilty Friday in Monroe County Court.

Bobbie Kugler pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree manslaughter, three counts of assault and one count of arson. She was originally charged with murder in connection with the February fire.

Kugler's children, Gage Reavey, 14, Greg Kugler, 13, Kandee Kugler, 12, and Kaiden Kugler, 6 were killed.

The family had moved from Elmira to Rochester just a few months before. Prosecutors say she lit pictures of her boyfriend on fire, then threw those pictures on a dresser filled with combustible materials.

Three other people were injured in the fire.

Kugler faces seven to 15 years in prison.

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