Katia Lieutaud, 35, faces child abuse charges after allegedly burning her 3-year-old daughter with a Hot Pocket.
An Arizona mother faces child abuse charges after she allegedly shoved her 3-year-old daughter’s face in a Hot Pocket — causing second-degree burns, cops said.
Katia Lieutaud, 35, who is pregnant with her seventh child, also tied socks around the child’s hands to keep her from touching the burns caused by the microwave snack on Monday, according to KNXV-TV.
The mother initially told cops that the little girl was scorched when a 7-year-old sibling tossed hot oatmeal on her in their Avondale home. But when her fiancé gave a different story, the woman confessed, the news station reported.
Lieutaud — who reportedly has a history of child abuse and neglect — allegedly told cops that she acted out of stress from being pregnant.
The 3-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns when her mother shoved her daughter’s face into a steaming Hot Pocket.
The burns were so bad that the little girl could need plastic surgery, the news station reported.
All six of Lieutaud’s children were placed in foster care.
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