The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Michelle Pickett

She said she filled the tub with warm water to bath the kids. That she had placed the two, her 14-month-old daughter and her 2-year-old son in the bathtub by themselves to take a bath. The she walked away for just 10 minutes or so to get somethings done around the apartment she shared with them.
While Pickett was in the Kitchen, she claims her 2 year old walked up and screamed his sisters name, she headed to the bathroom only to find her daughter face down in the bathtub, covered in burn marks across her body.

A neighbor, Jerry Burton, told police that Pickett had knocked on his door
holding her baby in her arms, asking for help.
Burton noticed that the girl
was not breathing and "had been burned to the point her skin was peeling off,"
according the arrest affidavit. Burton tried to resuscitate the toddler but was
unsuccessful. The toddler was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center, where she
was pronounced dead. SOURCE

Pickett's two year old son has been taken into protective custody while she is being held on $200,000 bond, under arrest for investigation of child abuse resulting in death.