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Sentencing delayed for Brooklyn father who accidentally burned off baby’s skin

April 3, 2018 By Paul Frangipane Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Andre Madden will be sentenced at Brooklyn Supreme Court (shown) on assault charges for holding his 9-month-old baby in hot bath water. Eagle file photo by Paul Frangipane
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A sentencing was delayed at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday when the attorney for a man who accidentally burned off his infant’s skin in a scolding hot bath could not appear in court.

Out on a $50,000 bond, Andre Madden walked into Supreme Court Justice Deborah Dowling’s courtroom for his sentencing to find out he would have to return on April 20. He faces a split sentence of some jail time followed by probation, according to a spokesman for the district attorney.

Madden, 28, pleaded guilty to reckless assault on Feb. 2 for placing his then-9-month-old son in hot bath water inside his Pitkin Avenue apartment on Oct. 9, 2016. While the child cried and squirmed around in the water, Madden held his arm and shoulder, according to a criminal complaint.

About two to three minutes later, the child’s skin began to fall off, turning the water brown.

When the boy’s mother came home and noticed the burns, she rushed him to Mercy Hospital, where a doctor said the child had second-and-third-degree burns on his feet, legs, scrotum, penis, stomach and elbow.

Madden, also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, previously said he was bathing his son and did not realize how hot the water was.

The father was accompanied in court by multiple supporters.


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