A paramedic who transported a two-year-old girl to the hospital for second degree burns that her grandparents say are accidental told a jury this morning that the child was “screaming and crying” and appeared to be in pain as the child was placed on a stretcher in February.
In response to questioning from defense attorney Scott Ellis, Ms. Holt said that Mrs. Walker “seemed concerned” about the then-two-year-old child's condition and told Ms. Holt that the girl had gone into one of the bathrooms of the house and had turned on the scalding water and had climbed into the bathroom by herself.
According to arrest affidavits, the child received burns to both feet and ankles that were consistent with second-degree immersion bilateral burns and not splash burns.
Tyler Detective Michelle Brock said in her affidavit in March that the child was in the care of the Walkers, who are her grandparents, when the injuries occurred.
Detective Brock stated in her affidavit that the Walkers gave multiple stories about the incident, but doctors told detectives the burns were not accidental.