Parents Arrested after Toddler Dies from Burns

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News Release: Associated Press
July 29, 2014

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The parents of a Panhandle 2-year-old have been charged with negligent manslaughter after their toddler died from untreated burns.

Officials say the 2-year-old boy died Sunday.

They toddler's grandmother told the Pensacola News Journal that the parents had previously been investigated by Florida's Department of Children and Families. She said the parents were afraid to take the child to the hospital after he sustained second- and third-degree burns because of the previous investigation.

The parents told investigators that the boy accidently tipped over a pot of boiling water about two weeks ago. The parents said the child was acting normally until about three days before his death.

The parents called for medical help on Sunday before the child was pronounced dead.

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