Boy, 4, dies after stepmother plunges him into boiling water

Boy, 4, dies after stepmother plunges him into boiling water
Published: 2016 March 18 18:39:12 (10039 Views)
A four-year-old boy died after his 25-year-old stepmother put him into boiling water as punishment.

Ohio police answered a call from Anna Ritchie on Wednesday morning after she claimed she woke up and found her stepson Austin Cooper lifeless and not breathing.

Paramedics found the child unresponsive, and rushed him to hospital to be revived. However, he was pronounced dead soon afterwards.

Ritchie told police she had put the child's legs in boiling water as a punishment the previous evening.



She said she put him to bed straight afterwards, and didn't believe he was injured at all.

However, the woman was then arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.

The exact cause of Austin's death is still under investigation, and a post-mortem is due to be performed by the Warren County Coroner.

Further charges could be filed against Ritchie, CBS News reported.



Source - Metro

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Never trust your child to a stepmother. They are devil's incarnate!!

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