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A trial and bond reduction hearing date are set for a Nacogdoches High School student accused of burning an infant in water.

Kendrick Tarver, 17, will be back in court on Sept. 26 for a bond reduction hearing. For now, he will remain in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a $50,000 bail, according to his attorney, Lee Westmoreland.

Jury selection for his case is scheduled for January 30 and a trial on the injury to a child charge is set for February 6.

A grand jury indicted the father after the 12-day-old infant was severely burned during a July 27 bath.

Emergency room doctors found second and third degree burns to the baby's chin, stomach, genitals and buttocks.  She was flown by helicopter to Shriner's Burn Unit.

According to a previous report, Tarver says he was giving the child a bath with a wash cloth.  He eventually admitted spraying the baby directly out of the sprayer with scalding hot tap water.  The mother blamed diaper rash.

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