Girl Charged After Throwing Boiling Water At Sleepover
A 12-year-old girl has been charged with assault after the threw boiling water on the face of a resting 11-year-old at a Bronx sleepover.
Via NY Daily News:
Victim Jamoneisha Merritt suffered second-degree burns to her face and shoulders in the attack early Monday at a home on Findlay Ave. near E. 166th St. in East Concourse, according to the sources.
Jamoneisha, who also lives in East Concourse, was warned not to go to sleep and awoke to her face and chest burning, the sources said. Medics rushed her to Harlem Hospital’s burn unit, according to an NBC 4 report.
Jamoneisha’s cousin, Yolanda Richardson, told the TV station that she and the older girl had been arguing.
“She told her if she goes to sleep they were going to do something to her,” Richardson told the station.
Jamoneisha’s family won’t show her how badly she’s been burned.
This is why I am so particular about where I let my child rest her head.
My prayers to Jamoneisha for a speedy recovery – physically and emotionally.
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