Mother arrested for burning child with cigarette lighter

POSTED: Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:59pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 2:58pm

BELL COUNTY-- A Killeen woman is in jail tonight accused of burning her own child with a cigarette lighter.

24-year-old Tyisha Monice Gales was arrested Tuesday after police interviewed her 7-year-old boy who suffered burn injuries to his face, head and neck.

Staff members at the boys school reported the injuries to police on January 24.

The boy told the Children's Advocacy Center his mom held a  hot lighter against his face.

Gales is in the Bell County Jail charged with injury to a child.
 

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