Corsicana Woman Charged in Death of Girl Who Was Scalded by Pot of Boiling Water

A Corsicana woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a young child who was burned by boiling water.Juana Marquez, 42, was booked into the Navarro County jail Monday on one count of abandoning or endangering a child. She remained in custody Tuesday, with bail set at $50,000.Corsicana police and emergency responders were called Saturday to a home in the 400 block of South 34th Street for a report of an unconscious child.Officers found the body of a girl who was about 4 years old inside the home, police said. Police said that the woman who reported the incident told officers she had been out of the room about 12 hours earlier when the girl pulled a large pot of boiling water off the stove, scalding her head, torso and arms. The woman said she didn't seek medical attention and treated the girl herself, according to police.The medical examiner's determined that the child died from injuries that resulted from the boiling water, police said.Police obtained an arrest warrant for Marquez after interviewing the residents of the home and receiving the medical examiner's preliminary findings.The girl's name was not released. Corsicana is about 50 miles southeast of downtown Dallas.  Continue reading...

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