Mother Arrested For Holding 7-Week-Old In Scalding Water

Fri, April 20, 2012 12:48pm EST by 70 Comments
Mother Arrested for Burning Baby in Hot Water

A Florida mom allegedly placed her seven-week-old son under 142 degree water so he would stop crying — can you believe this happened?

Chekayla Dampier of New Port Richey, Florida ran water until it reached a scalding temperature and held her seven-week-old son Emilio Jesus Bautista under for two or three minutes, just so he would stop crying! 

She has been arrested for aggravated child abuse.

The infant has suffered severe burns to his upper body including his head, chest and arms. He also suffered from second-degree burns on his ears and eyes, The Daily Mail reports. He is currently in critical condition.

“The infant’s burns on his chest caused his left nipple to pull off when his shirt was removed,” the Pasco Sheriffs office reports.

The 18-year-old mother claimed baby Emilio’s skin was peeling and bubbling when she went to dry him off, Tampa Bay Online reports. She then took him to a hospital nearby, yet the baby’s burns were so immense that he was helicoptered to Tampa General Pediatric Burn Unit.

“This is one of the most horrific child abuse cases we’ve seen in years,” Pasco Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Doll says.

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Posted at 12:01 AM on June 14, 2012  

what kind of mother is this….OMG…WTF is wrong with the ugly lady???
How could she do this to her child?/????…
If I’m close tho this girl I will hold her in to the same hot water until her skins fall off……this lady deserve to die…..God will punish her for her stupidity and her unloving for Gods’ gift……

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Posted at 11:22 PM on May 3, 2012  

Omg this girl was my friend in high school…I knew she was crazy but damn this is just evil!!!

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Posted at 9:28 AM on April 25, 2012  

Wtf… That is crazy… How could u do that to somebody u created… Ur own flesh & blood..

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Posted at 12:42 PM on April 24, 2012  

I am so sad for the baby.moms like that need there butts kick.I will bring the baby here and love him for ever.God Bless You honey.I Love you.
From a Nana in virginia

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Posted at 3:52 AM on April 24, 2012  

F.U. DW…I don’t need a spelling lesson (it was a typo, idiot!). I won many spelling bees in school, and I’m sure I’m much smarter than you – it has nothing to do with smarts – it’s an opinion that I am entitled to!!

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Posted at 3:03 AM on April 24, 2012  

I totally agree with Laurei. I am tired of them coming to this country as “refugees” (Somalians) and going on welfare right away, as of course other foreigners do to.

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Posted at 12:05 AM on April 24, 2012  

Don’t put words in my mouth, I never said that “whites” don’t do anything stupid, of course they do. I am not mental, but a lot of people around here feel the same way I do. I work in a prison in rural Minnesota and blacks are the ones most likely to get into trouble and a much more huge percent of them are in jail/prison than others. They are trouble makers.

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Posted at 2:45 AM on April 24, 2012  

WOW Laurie,

You are ignorant and racist. You probably did not think about what you said before you said it. Just because you work in a prison, you think you know everything there is to know about black people. Why don’t you educate yourself before making a stupid comment like that. It is not about being black, it is about the baby.

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Posted at 11:43 AM on April 27, 2012  

wow, how racist can you be
im black ,and im in college i dont drink, and i dont do drugs
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not all blacks are trouble
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Casey anthony is WHITE…

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Posted at 9:12 PM on April 23, 2012  


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Posted at 5:13 PM on April 23, 2012  

This b***h should be NEUTERED! And then sent to prison for attempted murder!! Seriously, people like her should NEVER be allowed to have children! she’ll unfortunately probably end up pregnant again soon, these poor innocent children have no choice but to be born to this sick disgusting person!! This story makes my stomach hurt, that poor baby! When will idiots realize babies cry! and there’s usually a reason why! They need LOVE not punishment!

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Posted at 3:34 PM on April 23, 2012  

really, now thats just being really immature… i have a little brother and I would never do that also my own mother would never do that because thats just wrong… i hope she is ashamed of herself!!!

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Posted at 1:47 PM on April 23, 2012  

Omg, Seriously!! that’s all I can say at this point.

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Posted at 12:00 PM on April 23, 2012  

Now thats a thang on shame. It’s women out here that can’t have children and you got these crazy young women that’s having them that’s not even ready to have them but just out there having sex. That is the mst terrify thang that happen in awhile about a new born getting hurt. Justice must be done!!!!!

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Posted at 11:28 AM on April 23, 2012  

This is the saddest story period! God bless that baby I can’t imagine the pain it went through! I pray she never gets that baby back ever! As far as the mother being African-American what does that have to do with anything? A baby, an innocent was almost murdered here! The focus is on the wrong thing, race, and not that a poor, defenseless baby was nearly killed!

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Posted at 8:59 AM on April 23, 2012  

What I am saying is why do u have to be racist. And that my dad has more friends than u do. Sorry if I was uncleared but my daughter has been sick and she just now fell asleep.

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