October 28, 2009
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Kileen, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Shela Heights, a 22-year-old Texas woman has been arrested after she allegedly used a clothes iron to burn her 14-month-old daughter.
According to Killeen police, officers were dispatched to Metroplex Hospital after doctors reported a case of possible child abuse.
When officers arrived, hospital staff told them that the child had burns in the shape of an iron across her chest and abdomen - and that the story given to them by the child's mother didn't add up.
Investigators say they spoke with Heights, who told them the child fell on the iron by herself. After examining the iron's shape and the burn impressions left on the child's body, it was determined that the iron had been pressed against the child's skin intentionally.
Heights was booked into jail on charges of reckless injury to a child causing bodily injury. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
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