Father who put baby in microwave wants parental rights

GALVESTON, TX The attorney for /*Joshua Mauldin*/ says his client "loves his baby" and "wants to be part of Ana's life."

Ana suffered second- and third-degree burns to her left ear, cheek, hand and shoulder and has required several skin grafts. Part of her left ear had to be amputated.

Mauldin, convicted of injury to a child, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison and fined $10,000.

The mother, Eva Mauldin, had voluntarily relinquished her parental rights.

A custody hearing is scheduled for April 22. Child Protective Services is looking favorably on a planned adoption by Ana's foster parents, Heather and Jeremy Croxton of College Station.

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