October 31, 2010

Kyle Hankins - Jailed After Throwing Scalding Hot Water On Toddler’s Face As She Slept

Evansville, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) - Kyle Hankins, a 28-year-old Indiana man was jailed Friday after he allegedly threw boiling hot water on his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter as she slept.

Police say the little girl's appearance will never likely be the same again.

According to police, officers were called when a 2-year-old girl was brought to St. Mary's Medical Center around 2 a.m. with 3rd degree burns to her face, head and shoulders.

Investigators say the girl's mother, Krystal Lockridge, first discovered the girl's injuries when she woke up to the sound of her toddler daughter screaming.

Lockridge's boyfriend, Kyle Hankins told police that he had run a bath for the girl after she had wet herself. He stated he had left the girl alone in the bath, but was alerted when he heard the girl scream.

Investigators quickly ruled out his story, however, because the evidence did not match up to his explanation.

"Her burns appeared to be from water being thrown onto her while she was sleeping since the bed and pillow were wet.... The burn patterns show that (the victim) was most likely sleeping on her side and sucking her thumb when water was thrown onto her," stated the arrest affidavit.

Hankins was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of aggravated battery wtih a deadly weapon, battery on a child and neglect of a dependant. No bond has yet been set.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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