Teenagers to be sentenced over blaze death

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Two teenagers are due to be sentenced today for killing a mother who died in a house fire.

Angela Brown, 32, died after trying to rescue three of her children from the blaze at their home in Kilwinning, Ayrshire in September 2008.

Ms Brown managed to get her younger child, a three-year-old girl, out of the building before going back in to try to save her two sons, but was overcome by the blaze.

The three were pulled from the flat by fire crews but Ms Brown died in Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock.

Stephen Muir, 16, and a 15-year-old-boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, previously pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of Ms Brown.

They will be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow today.