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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Charges filed against Pratt woman in the deaths of her twin sons

  • Two counts of aggravated endangering a child were filed Thursday against Destry Ibarra in conjunction with the deaths of her 23-month-old twin sons Jayce and Jasper Ibarra.
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  • Two counts of aggravated endangering a child (felonies) were filed against Destry Ibarra Thursday in Pratt County District Court.
    Ibarra was charged in connection with the deaths of her twin 23-month-old sons Jayce and Jasper Ibarra in a house fire on Dec. 23, 2013 in Pratt.
    The fire occurred at the Ibarra residence at 618 South High. First firefighters on scene found smoke pouring from the house and Ibarra on the porch roof yelling for someone to help her babies.
    Her first court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in Pratt County District Court. At that time she will be read her rights and the charges will be read, said Pratt County District Attorney Ken Van Blaricum.
    The attorney situation will also be discussed and either Ibarra will indicate she has her own attorney or if she cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one for her.
    The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office and the Pratt Police Department conducted investigations into the fire.
    The State Fire Marshal concluded that the fire was accidental due to “careless and improper cooking methods causing a grease fire in the kitchen.”
    The charges come from the Pratt Police Department investigation.
    Ibarra was booked into Pratt County Jail Thursday evening at 8 p.m. and bonded out an hour later on a $15,000 bond. Ibarra is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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