Mother Punishes Child with Boiling Water

Published 08/09 2013 03:11PM

Updated 08/09 2013 03:15PM

(WESH) A mother was arrested in St. Cloud, Florida after heating up water and throwing it on her child, police said.

Yadiza Morales, 32, and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Roberto Lopez, face child abuse charges.

According to police, the mother heated the water in the microwave.

"Her mother had microwaved water to boiling point and the mother and the boyfriend both poured hot water on her as she was standing in the shower," Sgt. Denise Roberts said.

The 6-year-old child suffered third-degree and second-degree burns and was taken to a hospital.

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