Police in Kansas took a father into custody and charged him with murder after his infant died in a house fire.
On Feb. 13 around 1 a.m., firefighters put out the blaze at a home in Shawnee and found the baby's body.
The child’s father, 28-year-old Nicholas Adam Ecker, was arraigned on Feb. 15 for first-degree murder and aggravated arson with risk of bodily harm. He was being held on a $1 million bond.
According to the station, before the fire, Ecker allegedly violated a protection order the child's mother had against him.
On GoFundMe, the baby’s aunt shared photos of the alleged victim, who she said was a boy named Junior.
“Junior was so precious and such a good boy!” the aunt wrote, noting the child, who was reportedly born in 2020, was his mother’s “best friend and helped her go through hard times.”