EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) — The El Dorado Police Department said a man has been charged in connection to a deadly house fire that killed Marie Edmonds on Friday.

According to the department, El Dorado police officers and the El Dorado Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 300 block of N. Taylor St. in El Dorado.

When first responders arrived, they learned that a person was in the home. Emergency personnel found Edmonds and got her out, then tried to save her. Unfortunately, the 56-year-old woman died from her injuries.

According to El Dorado police, David James Poulter was charged with the following:

  1. Murder in the first degree, person felony
  2. Aggravated arson, a level six person felony
  3. Assault on a law enforcement officer, a Class A person misdemeanor

The police department said to reach out if you know someone in an unsafe living situation. The Family Life Center Safehouse can be contacted via telephone at 316-321-7104 or by email at safehouse@flc.kscoxmain.com.