House fire in OKC kills mother, four children
BY BRYAN DEAN & ROBERT MEDLEY NewsOK.com
Thursday, December 27, 2012
12/27/12 at 8:48 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A space heater sitting too close to flammable material started a house fire that killed a mother and her four children in northwest Oklahoma City early Wednesday, authorities said.
Jeanine Bonnet, 28; Natalie Leon, 8; Samantha "Sammy" Leon, 7; Matthew Zackary "Matty" Leon, 5; and Kara Leon, 3, perished in the fire, which started about 6:30 a.m. Brian Poletto, 39, Bonnet's boyfriend, was severely burned and was in critical condition at Integris Baptist Medical Center.
She and her children ages 3 through 8 died in the home. Bonnet's boyfriend was severely burned in the fire.
Bonnet was divorced from the children's father, Matthew Leon of Blanchard, but they were friends and shared custody of the children, said Frankie Leon, the children's grandmother.
"Jeanine was a good mother," she said. "She took care of her children."
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Oklahoma City firefighters and investigators examine the gutted house where five people - a woman and her four children - died in a fire Wednesday morning. DAVID McDANIEL/The Oklahoman
The siblings who died in the Oklahoma City house fire Wednesday are Natalie Leon, 8 (from left); Kara Leon, 3; Matthew Leon, 5; and Samantha Leon, 7. Their mother, Jeanine Bonnet, also died in the fire. Courtesy