Friday, August 26, 2016

Patricia Flores

A Haltom City, Texas, grandmother, Patricia Flores, is accused of injuring her 2-year-old grandson. Authorities said that she was caring for Lyfe Flores when the toddler was left by himself in a bathroom with hot running water. While the alleged incident took place on March 24, 2016, officials stated that Flores, 48, waited six days before seeking any medical treatment for the burns. Police were called to her residence on March 30 and only then found the injured boy.

Lyfe was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, and then to Parkland Hospital in Dallas; however, the child died from his wounds. Authorities said that the lack of medical treatment led to an infection that may have contributed to the toddler’s passing. Flores faces a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, with a $75,000 bond.