Toddler dies after being put in oven by sibling

HOUSTON (Raycom News) – A 19-month-old toddler died after being put in an oven by a 3-year-old sibling, according to Texas Child Protective Services.

J’zyra Thompson was burned to death after she and two other siblings were left alone in a Houston apartment. All the children were under the age of 5.

Court documents obtained by KTRK-TV stated the two siblings told CPS investigators that one of them put the girl in the oven while the other one turned it on.

Police said they believe the girl was one of four children left home alone by their mother and her boyfriend.

Charges are expected to be filed, according to CPS workers.

The children were placed in foster care, according to KHOU.

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