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Texas mom accused of putting 2-year-old daughter in oven

Published: Sunday, March 20, 2016 @ 1:36 AM
Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2016 @ 1:36 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Texas mom has been charged with injury to a child after deputies said she burned her 2-year-old daughter in an oven.

KDFW-TV reports that Tasha Hatcher, 35, of Glen Rose was arrested late Thursday after she told Somervell County sheriff's deputies that she had put the girl in the oven. The toddler, who is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, reportedly is being treated for second- and third-degree burns at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. According to the Glen Rose Reporter, the girl is in stable condition.

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Neighbors were shocked by the news and said Hatcher seemed like a loving parent, KDFW reports.

"I really would've never, ever ... expected this out of her – never," said a family friend, who asked not to be identified. "I wasn't even sure when I heard it that it was true. It's ... unimaginable."

Hatcher's bail was set at $300,000.

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