Mom charged after baby burned in hot bath, dies: Police
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (CBS12) —
A mother from South Florida is facing charges in the death of her one-year-old son. The baby boy died after getting a bath prepared by his older brothers with extremely hot water, according to Miami-Dade Police.
Authorities arrested 35-year-old Christina Marie Hurt on charges of aggravated manslaughter of a child under 16.
Police said the boy's 10-year-old brother was giving him a bath when the baby's four-year-old brother made the bath water too hot. According to investigators, the boy suffered severe burns from his mid-torso to his toes.
Miami-Dade Police said Hurt did not take her son to the hospital at the time of the incident. Instead, police say she took her injured baby to a friend's house after dropping her other children off at school.
Investigators said the friend noticed the baby being lethargic. Hurt, according to police, tried to give first aid to the baby when the child became unconscious.
Police said the baby was taken outside and put on a mattress in the front yard. Someone called 911 about the baby boy not breathing.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews arrived and pronounced the baby dead at the scene.
After arresting Hurt, Miami-Dade Police said investigators learned she had temporarily lost custody of her children following an investigation by the Department of Children & Families for child neglect.