NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada-
The mother in an apparent child abandonment case where a 3-year-old girl was found dead in a North Las Vegas home has been arrested.
Police said 38-year-old Kellie Phillips surrendered to police at her attorney’s Las Vegas office late Tuesday afternoon.
The five children between ages 1 and 9 in her care were also there in good health. They are now in protective custody.
Phillips is facing two charges of child-abuse resulting in harm or death.
On Monday, 39-year-old Jondrew Lachaux also surrendered. He faces charges of child-abuse and for concealing evidence.
The case came to light after a badly malnourished infant was hospitalized and her 17-year-old mother was arrested.
The teen had said that her mother, Phillips, and Lachaux left her weeks ago with the two younger children.