New Iberia, LA – Police say a 1-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition at the LSU Burn Center after suffering severe burns to nearly 60% of his body – burns believed to have been caused intentionally. Though authorities won’t get into specifics, citing the pending investigation, Lieutenant Ryan Turner from the Iberia Sheriff’s Department had this to say: “We’re pretty sure that the baby was scalded by hot water, and detectives have reason to believe that the incident was intentional.”
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