Woman charged with murder & arson pleads not guilty


VERMILION, Ill. (WCIA) — A woman accused of setting a fire that killed her boyfriend and child pleaded not guilty in court today.

Stefanie Sanders is charged with arson, manslaughter, and first-degree murder.

Michael and Nettie Phipps died in a fire in early March. Nettie was only 2-months old when she died.

Firefighters found the Edgar County home in flames when they arrived.

Sanders will be back in court next month.

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