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Woman whose toddler died in fire sentenced to probation


October 7, 2022

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother whose 17-month-old son died in a fire after she left him home alone was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation.

Karlie Phelps, of Shawnee, pleaded guilty in August to involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child. If she violates the terms of her probation, she faces 18 years in prison.

Authorities say her son's body was found in February in a crib as firefighters battled flames.

The child's father, Nicholas Ecker has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Court records said Ecker, who was barred from contacting Phelps af...

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