Martin County Man Sentenced for Injury to a Child

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - A Martin County man is being sent to prison for an unthinkable and cruel crime towards an infant.

24-year-old Dominick Pena will be doing time for submerging his girlfriend's baby in boiling hot water.

Martin County Sheriff John Woodward tells NewsWest 9, Pena will serve 180 days in state jail followed by eight years' probation.

Pena was charged with injury to a child.

The boy's mother says she left the baby at home with Pena while she was at work.

The baby suffered second degree burns.