5-year-old suffers severe burns and has toes amputated after adoptive mother forced her into boiling hot bath
20-year-old Samantha Osteraas held the child down in the hot bath knowing well that it would end up in injuries in December 2016
An evil mother in Tuscon, Arizona put her adopted five-year-old daughter in a boiling hot bath deliberately and burned the child so badly that she had to get her toes amputated, according to reports.
The child, identified as Madison, was burnt at her home in Tuscon, Arizona in December 2016 and reportedly suffered third-degree burns to over 80 percent of her body. Reports state the child's burns were deemed very severe by medical experts who said she will have to undergo regular surgical treatment for the rest of her life in an attempt to manage the scarring. The burns reportedly covered her from her chest to her feet, according to the Sun.
The perpetrator, identified as 20-year-old Samantha Osteraas, reportedly held the girl down in the hot bath in a pink towel knowing well that it would end up in injuries, jurors heard during her trial.
BREAKING: The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Samantha Osteraas. Osteraas is accused of intentionally burning her daughter in a scalding hot bath. Stay with @KVOA for the decision. pic.twitter.com/xHqVRipgky— Mac Colson (@MacColsonTV) October 19, 2018
The incident occurred shortly after the five-year-old was adopted by the woman and her husband Justin. Reports state that the mother waited for hours before she sought help for the child's burns. Reports state that Madison was in foster care for five years before she was adopted and spent a significant term in a pedophile's home.
Osteraas, during her trial, claimed that Madison had accidentally caused the injuries herself but medical experts disproved her claims. She was eventually found guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
"I want you to know I take full responsibility for anything that could have caused my daughter to be injured," she read out in a statement during her sentencing. She eventually also added that what Madison went through was not the child's fault.
Osteraas has also reportedly lost custody of her three biological children and her husband had filed for divorce.