(WDAF-TV) 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 at Children’s Mercy have been treating the child, born January 20, 2012, for second-degree burns on 12 percent of her body, including her face and back. The girl was brought to the hospital on Saturday,December 13 at about 9:30 p.m., over 24 hours after the abuse occurred.
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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