Expert witness says child's burned feet was not an accident
Shelley Walker. (Source: Smith County Jail)
Kenneth Walker. (Source: Smith County Jail)
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
Testimony has begun in the trial of two East Texas grandparents accused of scalding their two-year-old grand daughter's feet.
Kenneth and Shelley Walker, of Whitehouse, were arrested back in March after a week-long investigation.
Expert witnesses told prosecutors the child's injuries were no accident.
"Given the nature of the uniform injury, it is more probable with a non-accidental injury," testified Dr. Steven Wolf, who treated the victim in a Dallas burn unit.
Hours of testimony were spent going over versions of stories the child's grandparents allegedly told Amanda Walker. She says then Kenneth and Shelley Walker told her what happened. She testified she believes their story.
"She [Shelley Walker] said when the kids went in the bathroom and locked themselves in there," said Walker.
At one point Judge Jack Skeen broke-up the cross examination asking Walker and prosecutors to stop arguing.
"I am going to say this one more time," Judge Skeen warned, "And then I am going to take some other action, okay? I want the question and then the answer if you can answer it.
Walker wrapped up testimony saying her in-laws did not and would never hurt her niece. Expert witnesses say the child's injuries tell a much different story.
Doctor wolf, who treated the toddler's injured feet in a Dallas burn unit, testified she was unable to walk for about two weeks.
The toddler had to have surgery on the bottoms of her feet. She, and two other siblings are in CPS custody.
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