Two from Wichita have been convicted after entering pleas in connection to a fire that killed a young girl last year.
Ruthie Bell, 28, the child's mother, pleaded no contest and Adrian Johnson, 24, pleaded guilty to charges according to District Attorney Marc Bennett in a press release.
Jakara Tioria Lashon Dickson, 6, died from her injuries after a fire broke out in the 3900 blk. of East Countryside July 11. A fire that started when police say she and her two sisters were home alone.
Monday morning, Bell, 28, pleaded no contest to 3 counts of aggravated endangering a child and two counts of aggravated interference with parental custody.
On Friday, May 9, Johnson, pleaded guilty to 3 counts of aggravated endangering a child, 2 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and a separate count of a controlled substances.
Fire officials say the child was playing with a lighter and lit some trash on fire, which ignited her clothing and spread throughout the home.
Judge Warren Wilbert ordered Johnson not to have any contact with the children that were at the home at the time of the fire.
The District Attorney's office did not comment on Johnson's relationship with the children or their mother.
Bell's trial is scheduled for June 23. Johnson has not been given a sentencing date yet.