Toddler ‘scalded to death’ after mum, 25, left bucket of hot water out after cleaning up puppy’s mess – The Sun

A TODDLER was scalded to death after her mum left a full bucket of hot water in the hall to clean up after their puppy, a magistrates court heard.

Little Gracie Crowder suffered a cardiac arrest when she came into contact with the water at her home when she was 20 months old, Mansfield Magistrate’s Court heard.

Her mum, Katie Crowder, 25, was arrested and charged with neglect and also faces a new charge of causing the death of a child.

Ms Crowder appeared for a 40-minute hearing in court.

The incident is said to have taken place on Friday evening last week.

Emergency services were called to the property where they tried to resuscitate the little girl but she was pronounced dead when taken to hospital.

It is understood that Ms Crowder believed it was “a tragic accident “ and “a deeply sad case.”

Chairwoman of the Bench Mrs Val Blackwell granted Ms Crowder conditional bail.

But when the prosecution said they would appeal the decision she had to be further remanded in custody.

She is due to be freed once the appeal is heard.

Ms Crowder is to stand trial at crown court with her next hearing due on April 6.

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