Friday, April 20, 2012

Chekayla Dampier arrested for burning her seven-week-old baby after 'holding him under scalding tap for THREE MINUTES because he wouldn't stop crying.

A mother in Florida has been arrested after she allegedly placed her seven-week old baby under scalding water to stop him from crying.

Baby Emilio Jesus Bautista suffered extensive burns to his head, chest and arms, as well as second-degree burns to his eyes and ears.

His mother, Chekayla Dampier, from New Port Richey apparently ran the tap till its temperature was 142 degrees and then held baby Emilio Jesus Bautista under the water for two or three minutes.

The Florida mother then claimed that when she dried the baby, his skin was peeling and his skin was bubbling said Tampa Bay Online.

Rushing her own baby to nearby Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, the child's injuries were so severe that he was helicoptered to Tampa General Pediatric Burn Unit. Read More