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15-year-old girl kills her 4-year-old brother by burning him with hot water for wetting himself

By Mason White 2:41 PM February 28, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A teenage girl was arrested after she killed her brother by scalding him with very hot water as punishment.

Police also arrested the child’s aunt because she did not take the child to the hospital for treatment.

Police said that the teenager of Georgia, burned her 4-year-old brother Jamal, in a bathtub with 155 degree water as punishment for wetting himself.

Her aunt Aleisha Harris, 30, was charged with murder and child cruelty for allowing the child to suffer for a day before she called 911.

Jamal was burned on more than 40 percent of his body and he suffered brain swelling.

Harris’ brother said Aleisha did all she could to care for the child’s wounds, but when his condition got worse and he had difficulties breathing, she called emergency workers.

Harris, who is being held without bail, was caring for the 15-year-old girl and her three siblings after their mother dropped them off two months ago. She never returned to pick them up.