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Dad accused of scalding child pleads guilty

Dad accused of scalding child pleads guilty

POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 9:52am

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 10:40am

Anthony Watts, on the first day of his bench trial on the charge of injury to a child, pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony. A bench trial occurs when a court case is tried in front of a judge rather than a jury.

Watts, who is represented by Lufkin-based attorney Eddie McFarland, is accused of scalding his then-2-year-old son, ZaTaurean Pleasant, during a bath in March 2010.

Read the full story here.

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