Former nurse is jailed for child abuse after she has punished her young son and daughter by letting them stick their feet in boiling hot water until they get third-degree burns
- Marie Jeanne Horton was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a child's criminal charges
- The woman disciplined her seven-year-old stepson by forcing him to stand in warm water for allegedly behaving at school
- The young boy suffered second and third degree burns from the registered nurse
- Horton, 30, Richmond, Virginia, did not seek medical help for his injuries
- The boy was later transferred to the Pediatric Burn Unit at Shriner & # 39; s Hospital, where he underwent painful operations and skin chart treatments the next day
- Although she was convicted in early June, she was indicted by a large jury in early June for her actions
A former nurse was imprisoned for child abuse after she had punished her young son and daughter by burning them with hot water.
Marie Jeanne Horton, 30, from Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of a child's criminal charges.
According to court documents, Horton disciplined her seven-year-old adopted son because she believed he had lied about triggering the fire alarm at school.
She then forced him to stay in hot water until he sustained second-degree and third-degree burns at his feet that were so bad that his skin released immediately after being released from the bath.
Horton after not seeking medical help for the child's injuries, but the boy was later transferred to the pediatric burn unit at Shriner's Hospital, where he underwent painful surgeries and skin chart treatments the next day.
Horton was convicted on 4 June 2019 by presiding over the 240th district court by judge Frank Frale. She was just sued by a large jury after the September incident.
Marie Jeanne Horton, 30 disciplined her seven year old adopted son by forcing him to stand in warm water until he got second and third degree burns
Assistant prosecutor Jenna Rudoff told court officials that & # 39; without the school administrators and medical professionals involved in this case, this child's injuries remained untreated. They have worked hard to find out the truth about what happened to this child and to keep him safe. & # 39;
The boy told detectives that the mother was filling the bath with water and holding his hands down. Moreover, he said that she deliberately kept him in the bath by putting her foot against his legs.
Horton said to him: & # 39; If you don't stay, I'll leave you in the bath. & # 39; Then he said she asked: & # 39; Why did you sound the alarm & # 39; and & # 39; please tell me why you can get out. & # 39;
The boy's father, Christopher Funderburg, 30, said he was working when the incident occurred. After seeing his son's injuries, he took him to first aid on the Texas Children's Hospital-West Campus.
The boy's father, Christopher Funderburg, 30, said he was working when the incident occurred
& # 39; There is a difference between punishing a child and abusing a child & # 39 ;, Chief Prosecutor Claire Andresen said in a press release. Houston Chronicle.
Discipline When discipline escalates to the point, it causes so serious injuries that surgery is needed – that is abuse.
It is important for children to understand that it is never their fault if they are abused and that if they come forward, we will work to protect them, ”Andresen added.
In addition, Assistant Public Prosecutor Jenna Rudoff told court officials that & # 39; without the school administrators and medical professionals involved in this case, this child's injuries may have remained untreated. They have worked hard to find out the truth about what happened to this child and to keep him safe. & # 39;
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