Karlie Mae Phelps Bio – Karlie Mae Phelps Wiki
Karlie Mae Phelps was charged Thursday with violating a protective order and intimidation of a witness, both misdemeanours. The Kansas City Star reported that her attorney, Scott Toth, entered not guilty pleas for her during a virtual court appearance Friday.
Karlie Mae Phelps is 28 years old.
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The mother of a 17-month-old killed in a house fire in Johnson County earlier this year will serve three years of probation, a judge ordered Thursday. Karlie Mae Phelps, 28, was also sentenced to prison but was granted a “dispositional departure” by Judge Timothy P. McCarthy as part of her sentence. This means Phelps will serve her three years probation; however, if she violates the terms of her probation, Phelps could have to help her complete a sentence of 18 years in prison, according to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. Phelps pleaded guilty in August to involuntary manslaughter and endangering a child. As part of a plea agreement, her additional charges of intimidation of a witness, violation of a protection order and felony possession of oxycodone in two separate cases were dismissed at sentencing, according to court documents. Her ex-boyfriend, charged with murder after allegedly starting the fire, awaits trial.
At a preliminary hearing in August, a Johnson County judge ordered Nicholas Adam Ecker of Prairie Village to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated arson and possession of a firearm. Ecker, 29, is the child’s father.
He previously pleaded not guilty to the charges. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 20.
After two incidents of alleged domestic violence in the months following the fire, Ecker had been prohibited from going to Phelps’ home or contacting her. Ten days before the blaze, Ecker confronted Phelps and a man inside her home and threatened both of them, leading investigators to conclude that Ecker showed “high lethality,” according to court records.
About 20 minutes after firefighters arrived on the scene, Ecker showed up too, even though authorities say they had not notified him of the blaze. According to court documents, he told investigators that he had a “bad feeling” and rushed over. Phelps wasn’t home at the time. She later told authorities that she’d left her child at home while she went to buy prescription medication. While she was gone, she got a phone call stating her house was on fire. She also told Ecker that the child was in the place, court records show.