BreakingKZRG NewsLatest NewsNews Joplin MONewstalk KZRGTrending

Father charged with murder after infant found dead in fire

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) – The father of an infant killed in a house fire in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, has been charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the case.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. Sunday in Shawnee. Firefighters battling the flames found the body of the infant inside home.

Police later arrested 28-year-old Nicholas Adam Ecker.

Ecker was charged Monday in Johnson County Court with first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Ecker is also charged with felony stalking, domestic aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm. He is being held on $1 million bond.

Show More
Back to top button