New York Mom Charged After Fire Killed Child Left Home Alone

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.