SHOCK: Toddlers Jeryiah and Jarvis Meakens died in an Englewood apartment fire in Chicago after their mother, Tatiana Meakens, 23, and her sister, Britany Meakens, 22, left them in the care of their two older siblings, while they went to a party. The two older children were able to get out of the apartment when the fire broke out but were unable to save their siblings.
The two women were each charged with two counts of felony for endangering a child causing death and two counts of misdemeanor for endangering the life and health of a child, NBC Chicago reports. I would venture to say that this wasn’t the first time Tatiana Meakens left her young kids alone at home. She has four kids at 23. Where are the father(s) of these kids? The grown-up thing to have done was to get a babysitter or not go to the party at all. Leaving four young children alone at home is irresponsible and criminal.