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Posted: December 01, 2017

Missouri couple accused of putting infant in microwave

Couple Facing Charges After Allegedly Putting Infant In Microwave

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Missouri couple accused of putting infant in microwave
Derick Boyce-Slezak, left, and Mikala Boyce-Slezak were charged with felony child abuse in St. Francois County, Missouri.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

An eastern Missouri couple faces child abuse charges for allegedly putting their infant son into a microwave, in addition to other abuses, authorities said.

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, citing a report from the Park Hills Daily Journal, said Derick Boyce-Slezak and Mikala Boyce-Slezak, both 22 and from Park Hills, were charged Tuesday in circuit court in St. Francois County with felony abuse or neglect of a child.

The injuries were discovered when the infant, a boy who was younger than 4 months, was taken to a hospital in April for a rash on his face that turned out to be second-degree facial burns and head wounds, according to court documents.

A state social worker said at a hearing Monday that the mother blamed the head wounds on the father for dropping the baby while imitating a TV commercial.

The social worker, a member of the Children’s Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services, said Mikala Boyce-Slezak believes the burn occurred when her husband put the baby in a microwave and briefly turned it on.

At the hospital, the parents claimed the burns were caused by a cleaning agent,

Both parents are being held in the St. Francois County Jail. Bail for each has been set at $500,000.


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