Tyler man accused of burning child in tub wants trial
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 10:54 AM CST
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler man accused in connection with third-degree burns to a child appeared in court Tuesday and said he was not willing to plead on the case.
Joshua Tranair Meekings, 26, is charged with injury to a child. He was arrested in May.
In Judge Debby Gunter’s court on Tuesday, Meekings said he wanted to take the case to a trial.
Smith County authorities believe Meekings held a boy down in a hot bathtub, where the boy suffered third-degree burns to a third of his body.
In court, Prosecutor Noah Coltman said Meekings has recently been indicted in a new case, in which he is charged with a robbery which occurred inside the jail.
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