Texas Mom Charged With Putting Daughter, 2, in Oven

Child is being treated for 2nd-, 3rd-degree burns
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 20, 2016 11:31 AM CDT
A Texas mother is accused of putting her 2-year-old daughter in the oven, resulting in second- and third-degree burns.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Officials say a Texas woman has been charged after her 2-year-old daughter suffered burns and witnesses said she told them she'd put the child in the oven. The Somervell County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies were called late Thursday to a Glen Rose home because a child had burns, reports the AP. The sheriff's office says witnesses told deputies upon arrival that 35-year-old Tasha Shontell Hatcher said she'd put her child in the oven. Hatcher was charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury and arraigned Saturday. Bond was set at $300,000. The child was taken to a Dallas hospital, where the Glen Rose Reporter notes that she's being treated for second- and third-degree burns. CPS has removed her from the family's custody. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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