Mother of 3 killed in fire is sentenced for drug use



     SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls woman who used meth before her three children were killed in a house fire has been sentenced to six years in prison. 
 
     The Minnehaha County judge who sent Rhiannon White to the women's prison in Pierre says she'll be eligible for parole in 13 months.
 
     White spoke briefly at her sentencing Wednesday and cried during the hearing. 
 
     She earlier pleaded guilty to felony drug possession.
 
     The Dec. 22 fire killed 6-year-old Alivia Coon, 12-year-old Savannah Coon and 16-year-old Michael Hensley.
 
     Authorities say White tested positive for methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana when she was taken to the emergency room after the fire. 
 
     Prosecutors say she was having an affair with her methamphetamine dealer and smoked the drug with him hours before the fire. 
 
     
 AP-WF-09-26-13 
 

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Locations : Minnehaha CountySouth Dakota
People : Alivia CoonMichael HensleyRhiannon WhiteSavannah Coon
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