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ETX man gets boot camp for burning baby

Kendrick Tarver. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail. Kendrick Tarver. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail.

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A district judge has sentenced a Nacogdoches man to the state prison system's boot camp on a charge that he burned his baby daughter in a bath.

Judge Campbell Cox sentenced Kendrick Tarver to a ten-year prison sentence, probated to shock probation in 150 days. He must also pay a $1,500 fine.

Tarver pleaded guilty to injury to a child on Monday.

He was arrested in September and a grand jury indicted him following an investigation into the 12-day-old baby's injuries in July.

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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