A Texarkana man accused of submerging a 10-month-old girl’s hand in scalding water was indicted Thursday by a Bowie County grand jury.
But a doctor at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas who reviewed photos of the baby’s burns told investigators the injuries were more likely caused by submersion in boiling water, not splashing.
“Dr. Cox also noted that the victim’s fingers were burned evenly all the way around and not consistent with a splash/spill burn,” the affidavit states. “The victim’s fingers were burned on the front, sides and the back of her hand which is consistent with submersion.”
Coleman’s indictment charges him with injury to a child, a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. The case has been assigned to 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek, Jr.