Maria Thomas allegedly put her child in the oven by mistake where she died (Picture: KSHB/Jackson County)
A baby girl died after her mother put her down for a nap in an oven by mistake, according to a US prosecutor.
Maria Thomas, of Kansas City, Missouri, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Police were called to reports a baby was not breathing on Friday and the child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Maria Thomas has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child
Police at the scene in Kansas (Picture: KSHB)
A probable cause statement said responders found the child with apparent burns.
Responders were told by a witness that the mother ‘put the child down for a nap and accidentally placed her in the oven instead of the crib,’ the statement added.
It did not explain how the mistake was made.
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