Missouri infant dies after mother 'accidentally' places baby in oven instead of crib: police

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A Kansas City, Missouri mother has been arrested aft allegedly placing her 1-month-old girl down for a nap wrong nan oven alternatively of her crib, sidesplitting nan baby, authorities claim.

Mariah Thomas, 26, has been charged pinch first-degree endangering nan use of a kid resulting successful death, and could look betwixt 10 years to life if recovered guilty.

According to nan charging documents, officers pinch nan Kansas City Police Department were dispatched to a location connected Forest Avenue astatine astir 1:30 p.m. connected Friday, for reports of an babe that was not breathing.

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When officers arrived, they said pinch nan caller who was holding nan 1-month-old child, who appeared to person pain wounds connected nan body. The Kansas City Fire Department besides responded to nan segment and pronounced nan babe dead.

A preliminary investigation discovered Thomas went to put nan kid down for a nap and "accidentally" placed her successful nan oven alternatively of nan crib, charging documents show.

Police said nan babe sustained thermal injuries connected various parts of her body, arsenic she was clothed successful a bodysuit and a diaper.

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The clothing, constabulary added, appeared to person melted onto nan diaper. Also located successful nan surviving room was a babe broad pinch important pain marks, arsenic good arsenic a battalion and play containing babe blankets.

"We admit nan gruesome quality of this tragedy, and our hearts are weighted by nan nonaccomplishment of this precious life," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said. "We spot nan criminal justness system to respond appropriately to these atrocious circumstances."

The investigation into nan matter is ongoing.