Woman Faces Charges in Fatal House Fire

A Johnson County woman faces charges related to a house fire that killed a baby in suburban Kansas City, Kansas.

The Kansas City Star reported that 28-year-old Karlie Phelps was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child.

The child was born on 2020, court records show.

The case involves the death of a baby who died in a house fire February 13th in Shawnee, television station FOX4 reported.

Firefighters battling the flames found the child’s body inside the home.

Police later arrested 28-year-old Nicholas Adam Ecker, the father of the child, on charges of with first-degree murder, aggravated arson, and other crimes.

His next court appearance is March 31st.

The Shawnee Police Department and Shawnee Fire Department are conducting a joint investigation into the fire.