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Daycare owners arrested for failing to seek medical attention after child got severe burns from hot liquid

By Mason White 12:51 PM June 25, 2014
Minnie “Sue” Dupree (left) and Tara Miller 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) Daycare owners were arrested on charges of negligence for allegedly not seeking medical attention after a child got burns from hot liquid, police in Georgia said.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said that they arrested Minnie “Sue” Dupree, the owner of Discovering Basics, and her daughter, Tara Miller, the director of the site on Monday.

Police officers also arrested Eddye Pittmon, 55, on Friday, after the 16-month-old child suffered serious burns. Investigators said that Damon Gaddis, had second and third degree burns on the stomach and left leg.

The child was treated for the injuries when the mother picked him up eight hours later. Dupree, 66, intimidated employees and asked them to destroy evidence in the case.

She was accused of influencing the witness. Miller, 40, was charged with second-degree child cruelty.

Investigators said that Miller knew the child was injured and did not seek medical treatment. Both are being held in the Hall County Jail on no bond.