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Government: Couple charged after the baby’s burns, burns

HARVEY, La. – Authorities say a couple in the New Orleans suburb has been arrested after a 10-month-old boy suffered second-degree burns, burns on her buttocks.

NOLA.com reports Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators booked 20-year-old Denzel Davis on a charge of second-degree cruelty to a minor and the 23-year-old Jessica Davis on a charge of accessory after the fact to the indictment against her husband.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Colonel John Fortunato says Denzel Davis, the adoptive father, was caring for his wife and son Friday night and recognized “baptizes him in the warm bath of the water out of anger” at his cry.

Fortunato says the arrests came Saturday after authorities were contacted by a medical center where the child was taken for emergency treatment.

It is unclear whether they have lawyers.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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