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A former nurse has been jailed for child abuse after she punished her young son and daughter by scalding them with hot water.
Marie Jeanne Horton, 30, from Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges of injury to a child.
Court - Documents - Horton - Son - Fire
According to court documents, Horton disciplined her seven-year-old adopted son because she believed he had lied about pulling the fire alarm at school.
She then forced him to stand in hot water until he suffered second and third-degree burns on his feet which were so bad that his skin immediately came off after being released out of the tub.
Horton - Attention - Child - Injuries - Boy
Horton after she did not seek medical attention for the child's injuries but the boy was later transferred to the Shriner's Hospital's Pediatric Burn Unit where he endured painful surgeries and skin graph treatments the following day.
Horton was sentenced at 240th District Court by presiding Judge Frank Frale on On June 4, 2019. She was just indicted by a grand jury following the September incident.
Assistant - District - Attorney - Jenna - Rudoff
Assistant District Attorney Jenna Rudoff told court officials that 'without the school administrators and medical professionals involved in this case, this child's injuries may have gone untreated. They worked hard to uncover the truth of what happened to this child and to keep him...
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