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Mom Admits She Doesn’t ‘Deserve’ Baby Girl After She Scalded Her With Bath Water When She Wouldn’t Stop Crying

York County Police Department

One mom lost it when her toddler wouldn’t stop crying.

Brandy Marie Gentzler confessed to child abuse on January 28 after a nurse had her suspicions about the mom following a horrifying incident last year.

Police say the 22-year-old admitted to giving her 16-month-old daughter second-degree burns after she held her in hot bath water.

According to charging documents obtained by York Dispatch, the Pennsylvania woman told York Valley officials that she put her daughter’s head under a faucet of hot running water four to five times because the girl kept screaming.

On December 31 she shouted at the toddler:

“Please shut up. Are you going to shut up yet?”

Gentzler didn’t stop until she noticed “she really hurt” the girl. The mom saw a piece of the child’s skin on her sweatshirt when she held the baby close to her chest.

The little girl suffered three fractures to her ribs, elbows, collarbone, and she also had bite marks and burn marks on her body. York County Children, Youth and Families reported the suspected abuse to authorities. As a result of her injuries, the child was flown to another hospital for additional treatment.

Gentzler said she was “rough” with her daughter multiple times. She explained:

 [She] wants attention all the time, cries and ‘won’t shut up.’

However, the young mother felt remorse and said:

“She felt like s**t and didn’t deserve her.”

Charges were filed against Gentzler on Monday. She was indicted and sent to York County Prison on $100,000 bail. She also admitted to biting her daughter to teach her a lesson. The girl bit her once while breastfeeding, so she bit her back to:

“Show her that biting hurts.”

Gentzler also shook her daughter for misbehaving. The woman’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 26.

According to Healthline, parents who think they could be harming their children should get help immediately by contacting a national abuse hotline.

Gentzler is facing aggravated assault, simple assault, and child endangerment charges, reports WGAL.

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  1. She should be sterilized so she can never have another baby to torture. I pray that baby will be ok and be placed in a loving home to be raised with much love.

  2. I wish she had figured out earlier that she was not suited for parenting & given that sweet child to a loving family through adoption. She at least could have left the baby at a fire station. This makes me cry.

  3. Welcome to having a child. They cry, demand your attention, and throw fits. It’s your JOB as a MOTHER to soothe them, give them your attention, and HELP. This just makes me SO MAD! NO, SHE DOESNT DESERVE HER CHILD, THAT BABY DESERVES BETTER THAN THAT WOMAN COULD EVER HOPE TO BE!

  4. What an idiot, so she puts her in the HOT water because she won’t stop crying and thinks this is going to make her stop. HELLO, let me put you in a tub of scalding water and see how happy it makes you!

  5. She should be put into a scalding shower and forced to stand there until her skin peels off. Then she should have her tubes tied so she can never have another child to torture.

  6. This is heart wrenching.. I know it can get frustrating when you’re tired and a child just keeps on and on crying, but what parents have to understand is that they are crying for a reason. I can’t imagine the horror this child endured.. the person who is supposed to love her and protect her so violently abused her. This is overwhelming.. disgusting

  7. She should be put under boiling hot water for longer then the child and have a hammer taken to her ribs her elbow and even her head so she can see his burns and fracture feel. People like this don’t deserve to breath in my opinion. Pathetic.

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