I can’t. A mother has been arrested after admitting to police she burned her 15-month-old son’s genitals with a hair straightening iron.
19 year old Jodi Rock, from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, remains in jail on $200,000 bail after she was charged with felony injury to a minor child.
Her son was taken into state custody.
The toddler had three burns marks which started on the inside of his right thigh, across his testicles and on to the left inner thigh.
‘The burn to the left inner thigh appeared to have marks indicating a pinch,’ the affidavit states. The police were called by hospital officials for a possible child abuse case.
At first she tried to implicate her boyfriend and other family members before eventually confessing. The affidavit also stated that medical examiners found a number of other injuries on the boy. Several new fractures were found on his left shoulder and 12-week-old fractures were found on his right shoulder.
Forearm and wrist fractures that were somewhere between a day-old and 12-weeks-old and the bones in the forearm and wrists had never been properly set, the affidavit states. When investigators were called to the hospital, the toddler appeared to be ‘glassy eyed’ and ‘withdrawn’.
When they saw the child’s shoulder, investigators noted ‘it was slack and had an obvious deformity that was impossible to not notice. The child visually appeared to be in agony’. Authorities said Rock also said she or her boyfriend could have hurt the child’s arms because they both play rough with him by ‘pulling him up by the arms and throwing him up in the air and on the bed and such’.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? What should happen to this chick…I can’t think of a punishment that would be as bad as what she did to her kid!