Baby girl dumped into pot of boiling water dies
By Lilian Wu, CNA
April 21, 2009, 1:49 pm TWN
CHANGHUA, Taiwan -- The baby girl the nation has been praying for after she was dumped by her father in a pot of boiling water Saturday died Tuesday morning.
Changhua Christian Hospital doctors said the baby died of multiple organ failure, and the doctors took her off a life-support system at 10:05 a.m.
The 10-month-old girl, who was thrown into the boiling water by her father during a quarrel with the girl's mother, suffered second-and third-degree burns over 84 percent of her body.
The girl had been in critical condition since being rushed to the hospital by her mother after the incident.
The father is being held in custody by prosecutors and could face homicide charges.