Man Convicted of Burning Infant in Dothan, Ala.

By: AP
By: AP

The jury deliberated nearly two hours on Tuesday before convicting Jamie Alan Abrams.

Assistant Houston County District Attorney David Atwell said the boy was burned while Abrams gave him a bath.

Atwell said medical evidence in the case proved the boy likely received the burns from something more than hot bath water.

Attorney Tom Smith, who represented Abrams, said his client made statements he'd put the child in the tub for a bath, and left to go answer the phone.

He said the defense believed the child turned the faucet.

Circuit Court Judge Kevin Moulton will sentence Abrams on June 2.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by The GURU Location: Geneva on May 14, 2011 at 08:04 PM
    Only a dummy would. BUT My 6 month old CAN and DID that back in 1975 while I watched him. AND I shut the H20 off! DUH!
  • by frances Location: cottonwood on May 14, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    i find it a little ridiculous to think a 7 month old could turn on a faucet. And what kind of idiot leaves a 7 month old in a bath alone???
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