4-Year-Old Boy in Ohio Dies After His Stepmother Dipped His Legs in Scalding Water as Punishment

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A 4-year-old boy was found unresponsive the morning after his stepmother his legs in scalding hot water as punishment, according to police.

25-year-old Anna Ritchie was arrested on March 16th after police were called to a home that morning on a call for a 4-year-old boy not breathing.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators discovered that Ms. Ritchie  had placed his legs “in scalding hot water as a punishment” the night before.

He was put to bed and was found unresponsive the next morning.

His exact cause of death is still under investigation and sheriff officials say more charges may be forthcoming.

Ms. Ritchie was arrested and is on a $100,000 bond.

She’s due to be arraigned Friday morning.

 

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