A Springfield woman is charged with failing to obtain medical attention for a 1-year-old baby after the child received serious burns.
Brianna Weathers, 23, of Springfield was charged with endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court. She pleaded not guilty Thursday morning and she was given an own recognizance bond.
Springfield police began their investigation on April 22 after being referred by Nationwide Children’s and Clark County Job and Family Services about a 1-year-old who had several severe burns about his body and had been untreated, an affidavit filed in the case says.
The defendant told the child’s biological father that the child ”suffered a burn a couple of weeks ago,” according to the affidavit.
“Weathers also reported that (the baby) was treated at Dayton Children’s Hospital, but they didn’t give her any pain meds and she has been giving him Ibuprofen.”
Weathers allegedly told the father the baby was at a babysitter at the time of the incident and that she was at work.
“(The baby) was presented at NCH with numerous unexplained burns to multiple sides of his body that are not consistent with him doing it to himself on a space heater,” the affidavit says. “This issue is still being investigated.”
The charging document says the baby suffered burns on his right arm, chest and back.
During an interview with police, Weathers allegedly told them what a babysitter said.
“Also during the interview, Weathers admitted to not getting medical treatment for her child after at least two people (her mother and friend who was a registered nurse) told her to get medical attention.”
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