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Monday 21 August 2017

Toddler suffered life-threatening burns after mum's boyfriend threw him into boiling water for soiling pants

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A two-year-old boy was left with life-threatening burns after his mum's 'monster' boyfriend threw him into a scalding bath after he soiled his pants.

Korbin Edwards was being watched by his mum's boyfriend, Daniel Rose (32) when he was put into the hot bath.

His mum, DJ Gilbert (34) from Kansas City in Missouri, USA said she was horrified when she saw the red marks on her son's body and he was rushed to hospital.

The two-year-old suffered such extensive burns that doctors feared he wouldn't make it through the night, according to The Mirror.

The burns severely damaged his stomach and bowels forcing him to use an N-tube, a catheter and an IV for several weeks.

Doctors also feared the toddler would never walk again due to the extensive burns.

Mum DJ told The Mirror that she feared the worse.

"Doctors told me there was a chance he wouldn't make it and that that if he did, he would need major skin grafting, as well as it being unlikely he would ever walk again.

"They thought it was a miracle that he had made it through and survived."

The mum-of-two said she never expected that her ex-boyfriend Daniel Rose was capable of harming her kids.

"He told me it was diaper rash but told the police that he thought Korbin must have fallen into the bath.

"We believe Daniel got mad because Korbin had soiled his pants and in anger Daniel had put him into the hot water," DJ told The Mirror.

Rose was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of first degree assault by Platte County Circuit Court, in August last year.

Korbin now six has made a full recovery and has undergone therapy to help deal with the trauma.

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