Ables remained jailed in Wheeling after a hearing before the West Virginia
Parole Board Tuesday, July 10, in Charleston.
The 25-year-old Ables testified during the hearing via a video conferencing
hookup with the Ohio County Correctional Complex in Wheeling.
She is presently serving a 3-to-15-year prison term after pleading guilty March
1 to two counts of child neglect resulting in the death of a child.
She entered into a plea agreement and later testified for the prosecution in a trial
of the two other defendants.
Prosecutors charged the three house mates deliberately set their home
on fire to collect insurance money.
The three defendants and two other adults in the house escaped unharmed.
Killed in the fire were, Rayshell N. Ables, age 5, and
Jimmy L. Ables, age 3, Seronica Castner, age
10, Kimberly A. Castner, age 9, and Brandon J. Castner, age 8.
According to an Associated Press story, Parole Board member Christie
Workman told Ables during the hearing that, in her opinion, "you viewed your
own children as expendable."
"I didn't do anything to hurt anybody, my children, or anybody," replied Ables.
Ables went on to say that nobody knew what happened.
"I don't know what happened myself, ma'am," Ables added.
The Brown's have pled guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Each has been credited for time previously served and released from jail.