SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Johnson County, Kansas woman is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of a child inside a burning Shawnee home earlier this month.
Police arrested Karlie Phelps Friday afternoon.
The case involves the death of an infant who died inside a home on West 69th Terrace in Shawnee on Feb. 13.
The child’s father, 28-year-old Nicholas Ecker, has already appeared in court on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated arson.
She is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Phelps is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m.
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