Eugene Lamont Sneed: Alabama man arrested for pouring boiling water down one-yr-old daughter's throat

Eugene Lamont Sneed: Alabama man arrested for pouring boiling water down one-yr-old daughter's throat
Eugene Lamont Sneed was charged with serious child abuse after he allegedly poured boiling water down his one-year-old daughter's throat (Mobile County Metro Jail)

Trigger warning: The article contains information about child abuse that could be traumatic to some readers. Discretion is advised.

MOBILE, ALABAMA: Eugene Lamont Sneed, 23, was out on bond in relation to a domestic violence charge in 2020 when he allegedly poured boiling hot water down the throat of his one-year-old daughter named Royalty on Sunday. The disturbing details of this alleged child abuse came to light after the Alabama man was arrested. Niktoria Lett, the mother of the girl, stated that the child was left alone with Sneed. According to FOX 10, when Lett returned to the residence, she saw that Royalty's face had been "all messed up." "I get in the apartment and my whole my, my baby face is just messed up," Lett explained. "Her whole head, her left shoulder is just like ooh!" the mother recalled

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Lett reportedly had a hard time recognizing her own daughter. She said, "I couldn’t even stand to look at her. I couldn’t even keep calm. I couldn’t even maintain my body for real, for real. So we rushed her to the hospital, and from there, her injuries just started worsening."

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The horrified mother added, "Her lungs critical, everything critical. That’s how they know it was done purposely. They said it was an intentional thing that he did. Justice for Royalty! That’s all we want, that’s all we want."

Lett's daughter is currently being treated at the Children and Women's Hospital after sustaining serious burns. “Nineteen percent of her head is burnt up, like all this is gone,” Lett said, adding, “And my baby just in the hospital fighting for her life.”

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The toddler suffered internal damage after Sneed, according to the court papers, poured boiling water down her throat on Sunday. The prosecution claims the child's face has been burned many times. “Who would do something like this to an innocent baby? It’s not right,” Royalty’s Aunt Kiara Lett said. “That baby was there, she thought she was in a safe home with her father. It wasn’t right what he did to our baby. He messed up our life with this she was just an innocent child.”

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Late in the afternoon on Thursday, the District Attorney's Office for Mobile County filed a request to revoke Sneed's bond. The trial for the domestic violence accusations was slated to take place later in October.

According to the papers filed with the court, Sneed is being accused of serious child abuse. He was arrested on that charge overnight and put into the Mobile County Metro Jail. Sneed was denied bail by the judge, and his arraignment is scheduled for October 17, 2022.

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If you or anyone you know suspects child abuse, you are urged to immediately call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential and the hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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