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Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes

2 years 4 months 1 week ago January 21, 2015 Jan 21, 2015 Wednesday, January 21 2015 January 21, 2015 4:39 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to a juvenile Saturday and released on $3,500 bond. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

The sheriff's office, in a statement Tuesday, said the child is recovering and living with his father.

It was unclear whether Deville has an attorney.

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