19-year old Joshua Royce Mauldin was blessed with a baby girl - born only two months ago. What a lucky man he is and yet for reasons one can only dream of (in their worst nightmares) Daddy Mauldin put his 2-month old baby girl into a microwave oven in an Arkansas motel.
The baby girl sustained burns on her face and left hand. She was hospitalized early Thursday and yesterday underwent a second skin graft performed by University of Texas Medical Branch physicians at Galveston's Shriners Burns Hospital.
This despicable monster faces indictment for felony injury to a child, which carries a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000... injury to a child? I wonder what Joshua Royce Mauldin was thinking as he placed his baby daughter in the microwave oven - which setting did he chose and how many minutes did he *time* his little girl to be "injured"?
People do not microwave their children in order to "injure" them. The only other such "microwave injury" case I could find was about the Ohio murder suspect, China Arnold, who killed her month old baby, Paris Talley, in a microwave oven in August 2005.
Daddy Mauldin needs to be put on trial for attempted murder.