Trial date set for Brownsville man who nearly burned baby to death in bathtub

July 13, 2017 By Paul Frangipane Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A Brownsville man will be tried in Brooklyn’s Supreme Court next month after he allegedly held his 9-month-old in a bathtub until the baby’s skin started to peel off. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese.
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A Brownsville man who allegedly held his 9-month-old son in scalding hot water until pieces of the child’s skin fell off, will be back in front of a judge in August.

Inside his Pitkin Avenue apartment, Andre Madden allegedly placed his then 9-month-old son in a bathtub, drew the bath and held his son’s arm and shoulder while the child cried and moved around on the morning of Oct. 9, 2016, according to a criminal complaint from the Brooklyn DA’s Office.

About two to three minutes later, the boy’s skin began to fall off and the water turned brown.

The boy’s mother came home and noticed burns on the child and rushed him to the hospital, police said.

Madden said he was bathing the child and did not realize how hot the water was.

When Madden’s son was examined at Mercy Hospital in Nassau County, Dr. Peter Ciminera said the child had second- and third-degree burns on his feet, legs, scrotum, penis, stomach and elbow and that his burns would leave permanent scars.

Ciminera said the burns were consistent with being held under hot water, according to the complaint.

With defense lawyer Vincent Bianco, Madden is ready to fight the charges at Brooklyn Supreme Court on August 22 before Judge Deborah Dowling.

Madden, out on $50,000 bail, stood straight-faced before Dowling in court and left the building with only his lawyer by his side.


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