Mom accused of burning her baby with iron

January 27, 2011 1:24:37 PM PST
A local mother is accused of burning her baby boy with a flat iron.

Maegan Manning is charged with injury to a child. The incident happened in Manning's residence near Reliant Stadium. According to court documents, on July 23, 2009, Manning sat her son, who was 7 months old at the time, on the floor of the bathroom when she plugged in the iron and turned around to turn on the shower.

Manning, 21, claims the iron fell on the baby and that she panicked and did not take the baby to the hospital. Manning's mother and grandmother showed up on Saturday with police to take the baby to the hospital, court documents state.

The baby was admitted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and treated for second degree burns on his face, chin, left arm and hand.