A mother and father have been taken into custody and are being charged with attempted murder of their 2-year-old son, according to ArkLaTex.
Jessica Fisher, 26, and Kevin Wiggins, 28, have been charged with attempted first degree murder of the toddler, who has first and 2nd degree burns, four broken ribs, liver damage, kidney damage, a collapsed lung, internal bleeding and two black eyes. He was taken to the hospital over a day after sustaining the injuries.
According to the report, “Fisher allegedly made statements to the hospital that the baby had marks from a skin disease, and then later allegedly said the father (Wiggins) was believed to cause the injuries while she was at work.
She denied causing the child’s injuries, but admitted she didn’t seek treatment for the child for some 30 hours after he was severely injured; she also admitted to cleaning the residence in the 4300 block of Illinois Avenue, where the beating allegedly occurred.”
Two siblings have told authorities that “both the mother and father beat them.”
Wiggins was also found to have 13 outstanding warrants.