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