Mother Charged After Infant Found Dead in Oven

A tragic incident unfolded in Kansas City, Missouri, when a one-month-old infant was found lifeless and severely burned in an oven. The mother, Mariah Thomas, told law enforcement officials that she had mistakenly put her baby in the oven, thinking it was the child’s crib.

The Kansas City Police Department responded to a distress call from the residence, where they discovered the horrifying scene. The infant was not breathing and had sustained severe burns. The mother’s account of the incident was that she had intended to put her baby down for a nap and had inadvertently placed the child in the oven instead of the crib.

Jean Peters Baker, the Jackson County Prosecutor, expressed deep sorrow over the tragic loss of the infant’s life. He stated that the criminal justice system is expected to respond appropriately to such devastating circumstances.

Thomas has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and causing the death of a child. The charges were filed following the incident, which has left the local community in shock and mourning.

In a separate incident last month, a toddler was found dead in the home of a former police lieutenant, who is currently incarcerated on charges of child rape. The child’s mother had called 911 after the toddler experienced a medical emergency in the Boston-area home. The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The home where the toddler was found belonged to former Winthrop Police Lieutenant James Feeley, who was arrested in December. The two incidents, though unrelated, have highlighted the need for increased vigilance and child protection measures.