According to Daily Mail, UK, a Nigerian nurse based in the United States, has been charged in scalding death of special-needs toddler after she was submerged in 130-degree water for 30 seconds. Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54 was arrested on Wednesday just as she was about to board a flight back home to Nigeria.
Authorities said the 54 year old nurse was taking care of 23-month-old Naomi Mondesire on April 21st when she prepared her for a bath. The nurse reportedly told detectives that she tested the water with her own hand before placing Naomi in the tub, and subsequently noticed Naomi’s skin peeling off after taking her out from the bath.
Doctors however told police that Adebayo’s description of how the baby was burned was inconsistent with the nature of her injuries, according to a criminal complaint. Authorities believe that Naomi was submerged up to her waist in 130-degree water for 30 seconds and the little girl died from thermal injuries to 50 per cent of her body Monday, three days after doctors at Nassau University Medical Center performed surgery on her.