Mother accused of burning 5-year-old with cigarette, police say
HOUMA, La. (WVUE) - A woman is behind bars after police say she intentionally burned her child with a cigarette.
Houma Police Chief Travis Theriot says Amanda Henderson was arrested after school personnel discovered the injuries on a 5-year-old student.
Investigators say Henderson was upset and “frustrated with issues in her life” when she intentionally burned her child with a cigarette.
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The child has been removed from the home and placed with a family member.
Henderson was booked into jail on one count of felony cruelty to juveniles.
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