Crane County mother accused of burning her own son

Crane County mother accused of burning her own son

CRANE COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A seven-year-old boy in Crane was found with blisters on his hands. Law enforcement said those blisters came at the hands of his mother, intentionally.

"We believe they were for disciplinary reasons," said Crane Sheriff Department's Chief Deputy, Andy Aguilar.

Britney Williams, 23 was put behind bars Friday. The Crane County Sheriff's Department was asked to check the welfare of a seven-year-old boy.

"At that point they checked the child, the child had burns to the palms of his hands," said Aguilar.

The arrest affidavit said Williams admitted to making the child put his hands on the stove, due to him "not doing the right things." The documents said the boy was in trouble for stealing at school.

Williams told law enforcement the stove burner temperature was set to low and she told the child to put his hands on the burner for one second, twice. The documents state when the boy started crying, Williams told him to go sit on the couch.

The next day, the boy wasn't sent to school. The affidavit said it was because Williams did not want the child telling what happened to his hands.

The seven-year-old was taken to Crane Memorial Hospital after law enforcement learned about the injuries. The boy needed additional treatment and family drove him to Lubbock Monday morning.

"There's ways to discipline your child, you know. I think any kind of severe pain to a child crosses the line between parenting and criminal," said Aguilar.
Crane Sheriff's Department says they believe the injury happened in front of Williams's other children.

Williams was released on a $75,000 bond.

The seven-year-old is being cared for by his great grandmother.

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