Mother Accused of Burning Baby
IBERIA (AP) - A mother accused of setting her baby on fire is facing four felony charges in central Missouri. Miller County prosecutors say 24-year-old Christina White tried to kill her six-month-old son when she set fire to his blanket as he lay in his crib on July 11. Police responded to a house fire and saw White standing in the middle of the street holding the badly burned infant, wrapped in a blanket. White is charged with first-degree arson and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She is held on $250,000 bond. The child who suffered the burns is in critical condition at University Hospital in Columbia. Her other children are in protective custody.
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