Dalia Jimenez Grand Prairie, Dallas, mother arrested after dousing five year old stepdaughter’s face with rubbing alcohol and setting it on fire.
A suburban, Dallas woman has been arrested after allegedly dousing her five year old stepdaughter’s face with rubbing alcohol and setting it on fire after the child yelling.
A Grand Prairie police statement Friday says 20-year-old Dalia Jimenez is charged with felony injury to a child and free on $20,000 bond.
Notice of the incident followed officers going to the family home May 13 after a child had been reported as burned and in need of medical treatment.
A concerned neighbor alerted police to the incident, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
During questioning, Jimenez initially blamed the burns on an accident while lighting a candle KTVT reported.
After detectives found inconsistencies in her account, Jimenez relented, conceding that she burned her daughter’s face as punishment for yelling in the house.
Told Grand Prairie police Det. Greg Parker during a press conference: ‘There were burns on both sides of her cheeks, down below her jawline, and small burns on her shoulders as well.’
Of note, Jimenez is believed to have left the girl’s injuries untreated for two days.
But it gets grimmer.
The child also told investigators she had previously been beaten with a belt.
KDFW reports that the father was not home when the incident happened and is not expected to be charged
The child and a younger sibling have been placed with relatives.
***JUST IN***@GrandPrairiePD gives update to Dalia Jimenez case.
Jimenez is charged with burning her stepchild’s face as punishment for yelling.
Det. Greg Parker says it’s the worst child injury he’s seen.
— Matt Howerton (@HowertonNews) May 31, 2019