Woman indicted following 2-year-old's death in Macomb house fire

Stephanie M. Spencer / McDonough County Sheriff's Office

MACOMB, ILL. -- Stephanie M. Spencer has been indicted on a manslaughter charge following the death of a two-year-old in a Macomb house fire .

You'll remember Aryanna Inman died in a house fire at 1346 East Carroll Street on October 25, 2010.

A grand jury met this week, indicting 20-year-old Spencer on the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend's daughter. says that the indictment accuses her of taking a lighter to a mattress that the child was sleeping on.

Aryanna died at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield several hours after reports say firefighters found her on the floor between the bed and window upstairs. Her bed was ablaze.

Police released that Spencer was arrested Thursday and is lodged in the McDonough County Jail with a bond set at $30,000.

Click here to read more from the reporting that this was not the first time a home the family lived in had caught fire.

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Involuntary manslaughter is the act of unlawfully killing another human being unintentionally.

Voluntary manslaughter is the unjustifiable, inexcusable, and intentional killing of a human being without deliberation, premeditation, and malice.

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