Mother in heat deaths case granted parole

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Warren County woman whose young children died when she left them unattended in a hot car has been granted parole from the state Board of Probation and Parole.

Jennie Bain Ducker, now 32, left her sons aged 1 and 2 in a car parked outside a McMinnville motel in 1995 while she visited her boyfriend who was staying there.

The boys died of hyperthermia as they were left alone in the unventilated car for more than eight hours as the temperature rose to an estimated 120 degrees.

A release date has not been set. A hearing officer recommended last month that she be paroled.

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