Lafayette woman sentenced for causing burns to baby

Kristin Wesley (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette woman faces prison time after admitting she caused serious injuries to her 6-week-old baby.

Kristin Wesley, 26, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.

Police were called to her home in June of 2014, where they found the baby so badly burned his skin was peeling off. The baby was flown to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, where doctors determined he had second degree burns on 20 percent of his body.

Wesley said she does not remember how the baby was injured, but doctors say the injuries are consistent with a pouring burn pattern.

She was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, with three years suspended. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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