GREENSBORO, N.C. - Authorities on Wednesday charged a Greensboro woman with child abuse after her 8-week-old infant was hospitalized with what police are calling "suspicious burns."
According to police, Murlene Watson, 27, of 3309 N. Church St., dipped her baby in scalding hot water and waited more than 11 hours before calling for help.
The baby has second-degree burns on its feet and legs and will require skin grafts.
Watson was charged with felony child abuse and contributing to the neglect of a child. She was arrested and jailed under a $15,000 bond.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.