Published On: Wed, Feb 15th, 2017
U.S | By admin

Woman Accused of Burning 3-Year-Old Son With Lighter

(Shi Yali/Shutterstock)

(Shi Yali/Shutterstock)

ANDALUSIA, Ala.—A Covington County woman is accused of burning her 3-year-old son with a cigarette lighter.

WSFA-TV reports that court documents show 25-year-old Whitney Leigh Stanley of Andalusia is charged with torture or willful abuse in connection with the June incident.

Documents say the child’s grandfather took the boy to a doctor who confirmed the marks were burns. The doctor then contacted the Child Advocacy Center and set up an interview.

The child told investigators his mother burned him with a lighter on his back at her home.

A grand jury returned an indictment for willful abuse of a child in November. Stanley was taken into custody on Monday.

Prosecutor Grace Jeter says Stanley’s arraignment is set for March 8. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.

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