Sentencing delay for Sharese Denson, accused of scalding child

Judge wants update about scalded boy

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 11:59 AM
Last updated 9:13 PM
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Sentencing was delayed Monday for a woman accused of dipping her 3-year-old son into scalding water.

Sharese Denson was scheduled for sentencing on two counts of cruelty to children in the second degree, but Su­perior Court Judge Carl Brown delayed sentencing until he had more information about the boy’s condition and the culpability of co-defendant Dazmon Terrell Jones, the child’s father.

An indictment alleges that Denson placed her toddler into scalding water Sept. 7, 2011, causing him to suffer second- and third-degree burns to his thighs and lower legs. Denson called Jones at work, and he said he would bring home burn cream, according to Assis­tant District Attorney Grant Usry.

The child was taken to Doctors Hospital the next day, when his skin was blistering and coming off. Denson told doctors that the child fell into the tub, but they questioned that because he had no burns on his upper body, Usry said.

Doctors found dried blood inside the child’s ear, suggesting his inner ear was ruptured by a cupped hand, Usry said.

The couple was indicted Nov. 29; Jones was charged with cruelty to children for not taking the child to the hospital the day of the injury, court records show. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 1 for Jones, but he had not been arrested as of Monday.

Denson’s attorney, PJ Cam­pa­naro, said Monday that Denson ran the bath for herself and that the boy accidentally fell in. She said that Denson immediately called Jones and her mother for help and determined that the boy did not need medical attention. Denson has no previous arrests.

“It’s not in her character for something like this to happen,” Campanaro said.

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happychimer
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happychimer 10/29/12 - 01:26 pm
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So why hasn't Jones been

So why hasn't Jones been arrested? November 1st will be 11 months since a warrant was issued. Somebody has a job doing nothing!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/29/12 - 01:40 pm
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CC likes to wait for all of the information
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on the case so they have a slam dunk no brainer when in court. It is SOP in CC. Innocent until proven guilty after they get their finances in order.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/29/12 - 02:08 pm
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Delayed

Yes, here we go again, another that will just disappear into the sun set.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 10/29/12 - 05:48 pm
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Wait for
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sentencing in order for her to vote.

urright
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urright 10/30/12 - 07:48 am
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Un-happy chimer

I'm sure Jones isn't living in the same house, going to the same job, and checking in with RCSO on a regular basis. I'm he's living out of the state and under the radar.

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Fiat_Lux 10/30/12 - 08:30 am
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One thing that people rarely realize

is just how low the bath water temp needs to be for it to cause severe burns to the skin of a young child. Their skin is much thinner than in older children, and certainly than in adults. Normal shower temp for an adult will burn a young child.

It wouldn't surprise me if this mother put her little guy into his bath, not realizing how hot it was for him, and jerked him out when he screamed. The described burn pattern would support that, especially if there isn't a relatively smooth burn line around his abdomen or pelvic area, which almost certainly would be the case if this were intentional child abuse.

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Tots 10/30/12 - 10:18 am
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Hi Fiat,

Most times i agree with what you post..I even understood and agreed to the probability of her putting the child into the tub with her...
My grandsons mother does this and she gets the water WAY to hot-we have had words about this...
I'm having trouble believing that it was an accident because of this statement in the article above>>Doctors found dried blood inside the child’s ear, suggesting his inner ear was ruptured by a cupped hand, Usry said.
Sorry but that sounds like the child got slapped upside his head...That with the scalding the child received,the different stories they are telling, the fact they waited till the next day to seek medical help when his skin was blistering and coming off.........

The couple was indicted Nov. 29; Jones was charged with cruelty to children for not taking the child to the hospital the day of the injury, court records show. An arrest warrant was issued Dec. 1 for Jones, but he had not been arrested as of Monday.

Tots
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Tots 10/30/12 - 10:24 am
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Same as above

Removed-due to being a duplicate....My bad!!

Jane18
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Jane18 10/30/12 - 11:44 am
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"..... not realizing how hot......."

Okay fiat, and pigs do fly, right?? Ms.Denson said the child "accidentally" fell into the tub. Being a mother I never had a child fall INTO the tub. Maybe after the child was in the tub they slipped and fell, but never outside the tub to inside the tub. Nope, I, and others, find her story suspicious...........

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