A Carrollton woman charged with child abuse following the alleged scalding of her 7-month old infant son in late May will be in a Carroll County courtroom Thursday morning for a hearing.
According to the probable cause statement, Laneen M. Mason, 26, brought her son to the local emergency room after she said he had burned himself. The baby was transferred to Children’s Mercy Hospital where hospital officials determined the child suffered from burns across 46% of his body.
Mason told detectives she was giving the child a bath and turned to get a washcloth from a nearby shelf at which time the infant turned the hot water knob to full. Law enforcement investigators determined the baby would not have been capable of injuring himself given the height of the faucet, the dexterity needed to turn it, and other factors.
Charges were filed in Carroll County for abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious injury and first degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Mason entered a plea of not-guilty and will be appear at 9 a.m.