Girl burned pal’s child with lighter, held her face in opposition to working treadmill, courtroom paperwork say


MUNCIE, Ind. (WXIN) – An Indiana lady faces a number of felony costs after police say she admitted to inflicting burns on a pal’s child.

Amber Vannatter, 20, faces three counts of battery and three counts of neglect of a dependent.

The investigation began on Aug. 14, when police have been known as to Ball Memorial Hospital on a report of doable baby abuse. A detective spoke with the kid’s mom, who stated Vannatter had been caring for the kid at her dwelling in Muncie whereas she went to work.


When Vannatter dropped the kid off on the mom’s place of job that day, the kid was reportedly bleeding from the mouth and was discovered to have a number of massive abrasions on her face, torso and legs.

The kid additionally had a damaged wrist, accidents to the mouth and several other burns surrounding the accidents.

Officers then situated Vannatter and interviewed her. Courtroom paperwork allege she gave a number of totally different accounts of how the kid turned injured, however the tales didn’t add up. She then allegedly informed police she had gotten into an argument along with her ex-boyfriend and was feeling depressed.


When the kid began crying, she informed police she held the kid’s face in opposition to a treadmill whereas it was on, after which proceeded to make use of a lighter to burn the kid on the neck and arms, in response to courtroom paperwork.

Vannatter would then go on to confess to burning the kid on at the very least two totally different events, however she denied placing or hitting the kid.

Medical workers stated the younger woman would possible have scarring from her accidents.