KAKE | Wichita, Kansas | News, Weather, & Sports

Man sentenced in Wichita fire that killed child

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who left his girlfriend's young children alone before a fire broke out at their home was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Twenty-four-year-old Adrian Johnson was sentenced Thursday for three counts of child endangerment and three felony drug counts.

Prosecutors say Ruthie Bell left her three children with Johnson on July 11 while she went to work.

Johnson left the children alone, and Bell's 6-year-old daughter, Ja'Kara Dickson, found a lighter and started her clothes on fire, which spread to the house. She died two days later. Her sisters weren't seriously injured.

Bell was sentenced Wednesday to probation.

The state has custody of Bell's five children but she is trying to regain custody.

Related:
Wichita mom gets probation after child dies in fire


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 264901481 - kake.com/a?a=264901481