Texas Man Gets 50 Years for Scalding Child

A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for forcing a 2-year-old boy into scalding water because the child urinated on himself.

Jurors delivered the sentence to 25-year-old Timothy Choice of Tyler on Thursday after three hours of deliberations. They found him guilty on Wednesday of first-degree felony injury to a child. He had faced up to 99 years in prison.

Authorities say Choice forced the boy's feet into the hot water in 2013. His former girlfriend's son suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Choice will be eligible for parole once he serves half of his sentence.

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