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Sleepover ends with girl, 11, burned by boiling water; friend, 12, arrested

Sleepover ends with girl, 11, burned by boiling water; friend, 12, arrested

Yolanda Richardson, Merritt's cousin, said Merritt and the 12-year-old had argued before she went to sleep. She suffered second-degree burns to her face, shoulders, neck, and chest.

Merritt was taken to Harlem Hospital where she is still being cared for.

The news station said that the sick stunt was part of what has been dubbed the "hot-water challenge", in which an unsuspecting victim has hot water thrown on him or her. The girl admitted it: 'I don't like her.

Relatives say Jamone still hasn't seen how the cruel act has changed her appearance, but her closest cousins say after spending the last two days with her in the hospital they're confident nothing can break her uplifting spirit.

The victim's mother posted on social media, saying that she wants all parents to be aware of what their children are doing and to talk to them about the unsafe, sick stunts they see online. "I want justice for my daughter".

Adding, 'I don't know what she was thinking when she dumped hot water over Jamoni'. They've been on Snapchat. "She thought they was her friends", Merritt said.

According to police, Jamoneisha was at a friend's home in the Bronx when the 12-year-old girl at the sleepover boiled water and then poured it on her while she slept on a couch. While she is expected to make a full recovery, her mother, Ebony, states that her daughter is in severe physical and emotional pain. It's been going on several times.

Eight-year-old Ki'ari Pope died this month after attempting to imitate a video where others carried out the challenge. Children and teens seeing the fake challenge may not be aware of the lasting damage the boiling water can cause. "Don't just give them your phone and let them go by".


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