A 19-month-old toddler in the US has died after her 3-year-old siblings put her in the oven and ignited it. The kids were alone at home.
A 19-month-old girl has died of severe burn injuries in the US after one of her three-year-old siblings put her in the oven and turned the device on.
Little J’zyra Thompson was one of four kids who had been left alone in a Houston apartment on Monday 16 November by their mother and her boyfriend, according to news reports.
Left to their own devices, J’zyra and two of her siblings reportedly began playing with the oven, following which the tragedy happened.
Allegedly, the children’s mother and her boyfriend left the children alone without even informing their grandmother, who lived in the same apartment complex.
The little girl’s mother tried performing CPR when she got home, but it was too late. J’zyra was too seriously burned to be saved by then.
The two 3-year-olds told Child Protection Services workers that “they made the oven ‘hot’ and that the baby was kicking the oven door while inside”, according to court records.
An abc13 News report quotes court documents as stating that the mother of the children often left them alone at home to drive her boyfriend to a pizza place, where he worked.
Charges are expected to be filed against the mother and her boyfriend, and the three other children in the house are in the custody of Child Protection Services.
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