Missouri Woman Charged after Baby Burned in Bath Tub
A 25-year-old southwest Missouri woman is jailed after her 6-month-old daughter suffered severe burns in a bathtub.
Elizabeth Austin, of Lake Ozark, was charged after the girl was flown Sunday to a Kansas hospital with burns from her waist to her head. KYTV reports the child is on a ventilator at the University of Kansas hospital.
Court records show say Austin told officers she left the baby in the tub while she tried to control her 4-year-old child.
Investigators say Austin claimed her 2-year-old daughter pushed the baby’s tub under running water and turned the hot water on.
Austin is charged with two counts of first-degree child endangerment and felony drug possession. Bond was set at $100,000.
Online court records don’t name an attorney for Austin.