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Mother given 25 years for placing infant in hot oven

From wire reports
The Anniston Star
08-23-2003

WETUMPKA

A 27-year-old woman pleaded guilty to attempted murder and received a 25-year prison term for placing her infant daughter in a hot oven.

Melissa Wright of Coosada pleaded guilty Thursday before Elmore County Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds. The court hearing had been set to consider a defense bid to relocate the trial, but became a plea proceeding.

Wright placed her 18-month-old daughter in the oven in June 2002, with the setting on broil. The child received third-degree burns over 70 percent of her body. Her screams brought help from her father, who was outside the house.

"The child has made a remarkable recovery, considering the injury she sustained," said District Attorney Randall Houston.

The child remains in the care of relatives and still faces years of reconstructive surgery.


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