INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 25-year-old woman and her 51-year-old mother face charges of child abuse and neglect after police say the younger woman poured extremely hot water on her daughter, not yet three years old.
Doctors have been treating the child for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back.
A child services investigator says the victim twice told her “Mommy is mean,” and stated that the bathtub water “did it.” She told the case worker that the water was in the blue bucket and that “Mommy did it.”
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