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Police: Texas girl dies after burn injuries went untreated

This undated booking photo provided by the Navarro County, Texas, sheriff's office is of 42-year-old Juana Marquez, who was charged following the scalding death of a young girl in Corsicana, south of Dallas. Police in Corsicana said in a statement Monday that the girl, believed to be 4 years old, suffered burns to much of her body when she pulled a pot of boiling water from a stove Saturday. Authorities say Marquez, who was at the home tried to treat the child herself and didn't call for an ambulance.

CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Police say a woman has been arrested after a young girl south of Dallas accidentally scalded herself with boiling water and died when the woman failed to seek medical care.

Corsicana police say the girl, believed to be 4 years old, suffered burns to much of her body when she pulled a pot of boiling water from a stove Saturday.

Authorities say a woman at the home tried to treat the child herself and didn't call for an ambulance. The woman notified police about 12 hours later when the child became unresponsive.

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Corsicana police Capt. Nori Rhodes identified the woman as 42-year-old Juana Marquez, who remains held at the Navarro County jail on a charge of endangering a child.

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Her relationship to the child and whether she has an attorney weren't immediately clear.

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