Woman charged after boy found dead in Kentucky house fire
State Police in Kentucky have charged a woman in a house fire that left her 3-year-old nephew dead.
COLDIRON, Ky. (AP) -- State Police in Kentucky have charged a woman in a house fire that left her 3-year-old nephew dead.
37-year-old Amanda Brock of Coldiron was being held on $100,000 bond Sunday at the Harlan County Detention Center on charges of second-degree manslaughter and wanton endangerment. Jail records didn't indicate whether she has an attorney.
Trooper Shane Jacobs says in a news release the fire broke out Saturday night at Brock's home.
The statement says Brock's 11-year-old son was babysitting the 3-year-old while she went to watch go-cart races in Letcher County. The house caught on fire after she left and the 11-year-old ran to a neighbor's house for help. Firefighters found the 3-year-old's body inside Brock's home.
The cause of the fire wasn't immediately determined. The boy's body has been sent to a medical examiner.
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