York, PA. – A 23-year-old woman is accused of burning a child’s hand so badly, his skin was peeling off his fingers.
Amanda Marguerite Coeyman, 23, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child, after police found that her version of events was inconsistent with the facts in the case. Now, maybe I just watch way too many crime shows, but I have no clue how this chick thought her story would actually fly with investigators.
On May 18 at about 12:45 p.m., Coeyman called York County 911 to report that a 2-year-old child in her care had burned his hand in the shower. When police arrived, the child’s hand was so badly burned that his skin was red and swollen with large blisters and some skin was actually hanging off of other fingers. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Medical Center.
Coeyman, a former assistant Eastern York coach, claimed Myles Miller (pictured) had burned his hand in a bucket she was filling with hot water in the shower. As every good babysitter does, she says she left the young boy with the bucket of scalding hot water while she went and checked on another child in the home – a much more likeable one, I’m guessing.
Interestingly, investigators found that the shower was dry, and no bucket was visible. Police also obtained photos and measurements of the shower and determined when the shower is running, water does not pool in the base deep enough for a child’s hand to be submerged. Based on Coeyman’s account of finding the child in the shower, both she and the child would have sustained burns on other parts of their bodies, documents state.
A doctor who treated the child classified the injury as a submersion burn inconsistent with a shower/spray type of burn and classified the “glove type” burn as a non-accidental trauma.
If you’re in the West Manchester Township area this Sunday, a car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Weaver Eye Associates to benefit Myles Miller’s medical bills as insurance will not cover his full stay at Johns Hopkins or most of his follow-up doctor visits.Tags: Amanda Marguerite Coeyman, babysitter, Burning, Child Abuse, Crime, Myles Miller, Pennsylvania, scalding