A California mother allegedly poured gasoline on her 7-year-old daughter and lit her on the fire, an attack the girl amazingly survived.
The Sacramento Police Department said that they have arrested 27-year-old Porche Wright for felony child abuse and attempted murder of her 7-year-old daughter.
On Saturday around 3:30 p.m., officers responded to Wright’s residence, which is located in the 600 block of El Camino Avenue, for a report of child abuse.
Police were notified after a friend of the suspect arrived at the home and noticed the child’s injuries. When officers arrived, they discovered the 7-year-old girl with serious burns.
The toddler was rushed to a hospital, where she is still being treated but is expected to survive. It’s still unclear what may have prompted the alleged arson assault.
“She was burned so bad, face and everything, it was really really severe,” neighbor Frank Taylor told Fox40 about the young victim.
The victim is currently being treated at a hospital for severe injuries, and is expected to survive. A neighbor told police that the mother set the child on fire, by pouring gasoline on her and then lighting a match next to her body.
Wright was arrested at the scene, and later questioned at police headquarters before being booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of attempted murder and endangering the life or health of a child. She is being held without bail and if convicted, could face life in prison if convicted.
According to New York Daily News, Wright had previously completed a “batterer’s treatment program” as part of a settlement last year for a felony domestic violence charge. She also has previous charges of disorderly conduct and prostitution.