But since I suffer for you guys (some say just like Jesus), I will write another child abuse story today, a subject I like least of all. (*hears waaay too many tiny violins playing*)
A woman in North Carolina has been charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury and mental emotional injury after she became so enraged over her 9-month-old daughter’s crying, that she poured boiling water on her.
Police say that 33-year-old Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes became angry with her daughter’s crying that she flipped the girl’s bouncy seat over with the baby still in it.
The resulting bruise to her daughter’s face did not her crying, so Woodhouse-Deboyes switched tactics. She went into the kitchen and filled a coffee mug with boiling water then poured the boiling water on top of her crying daughter. Still not getting the result she was looking for, Woodhouse-Deboyes flipped her daughter over and held her down in the hot water that had puddled on the floor.
This resulted in the child being sent to Chapel Hill Burn Center suffering from second-degree burns to over 12 percent of her body. She has been there for 10 days now and, sadly, will require skin grafting.
So while that little girl goes through that nightmare of a procedure, her mother has been released from jail on a $200,000 unsecured bond and is free to return home and enjoy the fruits of her labor.Tags: boiling water, burn, Child Abuse, Crime, Michelle Julia Woodhouse-Deboyes, North Carolina