Sheriff: Toddler suffers burns after mom puts child in oven

Witnesses say a mother confessed to putting her toddler in an oven, according to the Somervell County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities said late Thursday night they were called to a residence where a toddler was reported to have suffered burns. Upon their arrival, deputies talked with witnesses who said 35-year-old Tasha Shontell Hatcher told them she placed her 2-year-old child in the oven.

The child was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, and then taken by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. She suffered second and third degree burns.

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