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Stepfather admits to burning a child, mother also arrested

Christopher Williams (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office) Christopher Williams (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)
Ellie Williams (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office) Ellie Williams (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Office)
GOLDSMITH, TX (KWES) -

Two people are behind bars in connection with a child that was burned.

Christopher Williams, 34, and Ellie Williams, 26, were both arrested.

The Ector County Sheriff's Office said a family member had gone to a home in Goldsmith to pick up a child to spend the night with her kids.

According to the report, the child was outside when the family member arrived at the home and Christopher came out of the house and told her to look what he had done to punish her.

The report stated that the child's right hand was severely burned.

When the family member asked about the burn, police said, the child told the family member that she had accidentally burned her little brother with hot water so Christopher grabbed her hand and placed it under hot water.

The report stated that child's mother, Ellie Williams, never tried to stop him.

We're told that when Christopher was interviewed, he admitted that he committed the act.

Police said the mother stated that she was going to put the child's hand under the hot water but Christopher did it instead, causing the injury.

Christopher Williams is charged with injury to a child and Ellie was charged with endangerment to a child.

Bond for Christopher has been set at $125,000 while bond for Ellie has been set at $30,000.

Both remain behind bars at the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

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