A Carrollton man was sentenced to State prison in a Carroll County court on Friday. 23-year-old Timothy Boothe plead guilty to one felony count of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious emotional or physical injury and one felony count of endangering the welfare of a child for an incident in May of 2013. Boothe was sentenced to 10-years and 7-years in the Department of Corrections to be served concurrently.
Boothe was present on May 30th when a seven-month old child sustained burns to 46% of his body, according to the probable cause statement. The child’s mother, Laneen Mason, is facing similar charges from the same incident.
Mason maintains that neither she nor Mr. Boothe turned on the hot water which burned the infant, and that the child manipulated the hot water himself. An investigation by law enforcement officers found this to be impossible based on a number of factors. According to the probable cause statement, Boothe told investigators that both he and Mason are both guilty of all charges.