I almost wish I would have kept it that way because some of what I see is just horrible.
Baby burned in microwave leaves hospital
GALVESTON, Texas -- A baby girl was released from a hospital 11 days after police say she was burned in a motel microwave oven.
How sick does someone have to be to harm a child. Innocent and helpless, babies are truly and completely pure and yet we see stories of abuse across the world, but this one has a twist.
The mother,Eva Marie Mauldin, 20, of the 2 month old Ana Marie Mauldin declares that the "Devil" made her husband, Joshua Mauldin, 19, do it.
Yeah, and I have some prime swampland in Florida to sell you if you believe that.
The infant's mother blamed the devil for what happened, saying Satan compelled her husband to put the baby in the microwave. The devil "saw my husband as a threat" because of his efforts to become a preacher, Eva Marie Mauldin, 20, told Houston television station KHOU.
"He would never do anything to hurt her," she said. "Satan was working through his weaknesses."
Mauldin said her husband had a mental disability and her efforts to get him help have failed.
Doctors at the Shriners Burn Hospital performed at least two skin grafts on 2-month-old Ana Marie Mauldin, who suffered burns on her face and hand May 10. She was released Monday and placed in foster care, and a custody hearing was scheduled later this week.
The baby's father, Joshua Mauldin, 19, was charged with felony injury to a child and was jailed on $250,000 bond. If found guilty, he could face up to 99 years in prison.
Mauldin, of Warren, Ark., came to Galveston with his family earlier this month to be a preacher, authorities said. When he first called 911, he said the baby had been burned when he tripped while carrying a pot of hot water in their motel room, police said.
He later told police he put his daughter in the microwave because he was under stress. Police said the infant was in the oven for 10 to 20 seconds while her mother and grandmother were away.
Baby Ana Marie did not suffer any internal injuries, said Gwen Carter, spokeswoman for Child Protective Services. She said the child is now "doing really well, making eye contact and was responsive to hospital staff when they held her."
Meanwhile another article about this tells us that a judge has denied a motion filed by Joshua Mauldin's attorney to reduce his bond.
Joshua Mauldin's attorney filed a bond reduction motion in Galveston's 212th State District Court, which the judge denied.
Mauldin’s bond remains set at $250,000
The child, who was released from Galveston Shriners Burns Hospital Monday morning, suffered burns to her face and hand.
She is now in the care of foster parents.
CPS scheduled a mediation hearing for Wednesday morning to determine the care and custody of the child.
At this point CPS has a court order to deny both parents' rights.
As well they should, although the mother was not there, her claim that the Devil made her husband do it, is enough, in my mind, to see to it she is seen by some doctors too before allowing her a second with that poor baby.
Kten is reporting that according to police reports the father also put the baby in a refrigerator and the hotel safe as well as the microwave and they say the mother is not protective of her child.
I just don't get it.
How do you hurt a child, especially your own child?
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