ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A Rochester mother has been indicted on a manslaughter charge for leaving her three young children home alone on a night that a fire broke out in her house.
Prosecutors say Nicole Allen went out for a midnight beer run and was several blocks away when the house caught fire. Investigators say a stove had been left on.
Her 3-year-old died in the 2008 blaze. Her other children, a newborn and a toddler, were badly burned.
A judge in Monroe County ordered Allen jailed Friday.
She has pleaded innocent to the charges.