Update: Grandparents accused of burning toddler ask for bail reduction

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:38am

Shelley Walker, 60, and Kenneth Walker, 54, have requested that Judge Jack Skeen reduce their bond. Both Walkers have been in the Smith County Jail on injury to a child charges.

Judge Skeen is currently reviewing their request.


The grandparents of a Tyler toddler have been arrested following an investigation into the young girl's injuries. Two year old Bridget Walker suffered burns on her feet after a bath in scalding water.

The video above was taken by KETK crews as officials searched the house on the 4200 block of Aberdeen St. in Tyler on March 16th, where investigators were seen removing water heaters and pots and pans.

On Monday, March 26th, 2012 Tyler Investigators arrested the grandparents of their adopted grandchild on a warrant for Injury to a Child - a 1st Degree Felony. Arrested was: Kenneth Neal Walker, W/M, 06/22/1957 and Shelley Walker, W/F, 03/10/1952. The warrant was signed by Judge Kennedy who set their bond at $250,000 each.

Bridget Walker was severely burned on her feet and ankles when she was placed into scalding water of the bath tub while in the care of the two grandparents who were both home at the time of the incident.

Bridget Walker was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas on February 28th when the incident occurred and is now in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Click here for a link to KETK's report when officials searched the house earlier this month.

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