GLEN ROSE, Texas - Family members are asking for prayers for a North Texas toddler who was seriously burned when her mother placed her in an oven.
The girl’s mother, 35-year-old Tasha Hatcher, was arrested Thursday in Glen Rose and is now charged with injury to a child.
The Somervell County sheriff said Hatcher told deputies she put the 2-year-old in the oven. The sheriff did not elaborate on why.
we have decided not to show the girl's face. She is being treated at Parkland Hospital with second and third degree burns across 60 percent of her body, according to family members.
A friend, who asked that FOX 4 not use her name, said many in Glen Rose are shocked. Hatcher appeared to be an attentive and loving mother, the friend said.
A spokesperson for Child Protective Services confirmed the agency has taken custody of the girl. Her uncle said he and other relatives are not allowed to have any contact with her during the investigation.
Hatcher is being held on $300,000 bond.