Babysitter kills 2-year-old girl by pushing her into hot bath (video)By Mason White 6:14 PM October 30, 2014
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly pushing a little girl into a hot bath, killing her, police in Texas said.
Houston Police said that they arrested 20-year-old Carmen Pleasant, after she was charged in connection with the scalding death of the 2-year-old child, who she was babysitting.
Pleasant watched Nevaeh Cornwall and a younger sibling, when the girl suffered burns over a large portion of her body.
Pleasent and her boyfriend, Charles Gibson, told investigators that Nevaeh jumped into the hot water while they were busy preparing breakfast.
Gibson pulled the child from the bathtub, and the child’s mother told them to put ointment on her injuries. Several hours later, the child had trouble breathing.
The child was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died.
An autopsy revealed that Nevaeh had 3rd degree burns over much of her torso and limbs, and the child’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner.
Pleasant was charged with causing injury to a child, and is being held in the Harris County Jail on $50,000 bail.