21-year-old Corey Burns of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after torturing his 10-month-old daughter. He was charged with cruelty and torture. The childâ€™s mother, 22-year-old Chazzidy White, was also charged for child neglect and failure to prevent child abuse. She was given two years in prison and five years of extended supervision.
On Nov.Â 5, 2014, Chazzidy called from work to check on her child. Corey told her to rush home, saying their daughter had been burned by bathwater. Ms. White later told police her daughterâ€™s legs looked like she had been skinned. She wanted to take the child to the doctor, but Burns talked her out of it.
A week later, she noticed circles on her daughterâ€™s neck, bruises on her chin, and scratches on her face. Then, on Nov.Â 22, 2014, she saw more injuries, including a grate burn.
Corey said the baby had brushed against a metal heating vent, but the injuries resembled the markings of a charcoal grill in the kitchen.
The infant was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries while both parents were arrested and charged.