A 19-month-old girl J’Zyra Thompson was found burned to death at her home in Texas after her siblings, all of whom are under the age of 5, reportedly placed her in an oven and then turned it on after the children were left home alone.
In a horrifying account, court records show that the two 3 year olds told investigators that one of them put the baby in the oven and the other turned it on. They said they made the oven “hot” and that the baby was kicking the oven door from inside. When their mother got home, she tried CPR, but J’Zyra had already suffered fatal burns.
Thompson reportedly told police that she had gone out with her boyfriend to collect a pizza and a prescription at the drug store when her child burned to death.
No charges have been filed against Thomson or her boyfriend, but criminal charges are expected, according to Child Protective Services filings. The children are in foster care until a suitable relative can be found to care for them, KTRK reports.