Corsicana woman arrested for child’s death caused by boiling hot water

Juana Marquez | Corsicana Police Department

CORSICANA – A woman by the name of Juana Marquez, 42, is behind bars for a child endangering charge after a child died from injuries sustained from allegedly pulling a large pot of boiling water onto herself, according to the Corsicana Police Department.

The incident occurred on Saturday, August 10 when the Corsicana Police Department and Corsicana Fire and EMS were called to the 400 block of S. 34th Street after receiving a call about an unresponsive child.

As law enforcement arrived, the body of the child, who was approximately 4-years-old, was located inside the residence and began an investigation, said CPD.

The person who reported the incident to the police stated that approximately 12 hours prior, the child had pulled the large pot of boiling water from the stove onto her head.

“The boiling water covered her head, torso, arms, and other areas of her body,” stated CPD.

The reporting individual told police that she was not in the room when the accident happened and she treated the child herself, not seeking medical attention, according to the Corsicana Police Department.

A preliminary autopsy by the Navarro County Medical Examiner indicated that the child died due to injuries sustained from boiling water.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for the reporting person for Abandoning or Endangering a Child, a second-degree felony.

CPD added that the suspect was arrested and is awaiting arraignment.

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