WICHITA, Kansas – A Wichita mother was charged Tuesday in Sedgwick County Court.
Ruthie Lee Bell is charged with three counts of aggravated child endangerment after a fire took the life of her daughter, Jakara Dickson.
Dickson died nearly two weeks ago in a house fire in the 3900 block of East Countryside.
She and her two sisters, ages 4 and 7, were left home alone when the fire started. Officials say Dickson started the fire. Neighbors rushed to their rescue.
Bell was arrested Monday.
A judge set her bond at $100,000.
Bell’s next court appearance is set for August 6th.