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Friday 17 August 2018

Parents charged after girl (4) killed by heater

Alliee (right) Photo: GoFundme
Alliee (right) Photo: GoFundme
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Two parents are reportedly facing charges after their four-year-old daughter was killed by a space heater.

According to the Idaho Statesman, Jennifer Miller (31) and Nicolas Rose (26) were arrested on Wednesday in connection to the death of their daughter, Alliee (4).

The four-year-old died on April 10 in the carpark of Walmart in Boise.

Police said that Alliee had been sleeping in a car with her mother and younger brother Lane when the space heater went on fire.

The mother and boy sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, but Alliee later died from her injuries.

Boise police in April said the fire was likely caused by a portable heating device being used in the car.

According to the Idaho Statesman, Miller was charged with felony injury to a child while Rose faces a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor petit theft.

Authorities said they believe Rose stole the portable heating device that likely started the fire.

A GoFundMe page was created to cover the 4-year-old’s funeral costs.

“Alliee was a beautiful, carefree little girl who loved her family and her baby brother, Lane,” the page said.

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