WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - An arrest affidavit for a Wichita Falls woman reveals new information about an injury to a child case.
On April 29, officers were dispatched to United Regional in reference to a high priority check welfare.
When police arrived, hospital personnel informed them a two-year-old girl was being treated for serious burns to her torso and chest area and the child had multiple bruises and cuts on different areas of her body.
Medical staff told detectives that Lettie Mae Fisher, 41, said the child was burned while taking a shower but noted the child's hair was not wet.
The treating physician also told police the injuries were not consistent with the details given by Fisher.
During an interview, Fisher said while giving the child a shower in the downstairs bathroom, someone turned the water on in the upstairs bathroom causing the water to become scalding hot downstairs.
Detectives investigated and tested Fisher's claims and reported water only becoming cooler downstairs when the water upstairs was turned on.
Photographs and details about the child's injuries were sent to UT Southwestern Medical Center for a forensic assessment.
The first and second-degree burns were consistent with hot shower water, however, there were suspicions the child was forced to remain in the water, according to the affidavit.
The assessment revealed, "The injuries seen are highly concerning for supervisory neglect and possibly physical abuse," according to police.
A warrant was issued for Fisher's arrest on May 2. She was booked into the Wichita Co. Jail on May 3.
On Monday, she remained behind bars on a $50,000 bond.