ROCHESTER, N.H. -- A baby seriously scalded last week in Rochester will be released from the hospital Monday afternoon.
The baby's mother, Ashley Turner, told WMUR News 9 on Saturday that doctors were trying to wean her 4-month-old, Zoey, off medication and that she continued to experience withdrawals.
Police said Crystal Grant, 19, was baby-sitting Zoey when the baby suffered second-degree burns over more than 30 percent of her body. Police said they believe the injuries happened while Grant was bathing the child.
"During the course of bathing the infant, we believe scalding water was poured onto the infant," said Lt. Anthony Triano.
Grant was charged with one count of first-degree assault, and bail was set at $25,000. The charge alleges that Grant recklessly -- not knowingly -- caused harm to the baby.
"Somebody may do something by accident, but if it's so reckless that it causes such severe injuries, then the police will investigate that," Triano said.
Zoey was taken to MGH in stable condition, where she needed breathing and feeding tubes to survive.
Police said Grant took the baby to a hospital for help. Zoey was then flown to Boston, where she remained in critical condition for more than a week.
Turner told WMUR News 9 that she hired Grant to care for her three children, including Zoey's twin brother. They were all at Grant's Rochester home at the time police said Zoey was burned.