Sacto 9-1-1
August 8, 2013
Father found guilty of inflicting son's burn injuries

A man accused of punishing his 2-year-old son by placing the child in a bathtub of hot water, causing severe burns, was convicted today by a Sacramento County jury of felony child endangerment.

Domonick Williams, 28, also will be subject to an enhancement after the jury found true that he had personally inflicted great bodily injury on a child under the age of 5, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release.

Authorities said Williams had a prior strike conviction from 2006 for first-degree burglary.

On April 18, 2011, Williams placed his son, Iziah, in a bathtub of hot water because he defecated his in underwear. The child suffered second-degree burns to his buttocks and a third-degree burn to his upper left foot, which eventually required skin graft surgery, authorities said.

Williams did not seek medical attention for his son's injury. William's girlfriend called 911 more than 24 hours later and the child was taken to UC Davis Medical Center, then transferred to Shriners Hospital.

Williams is to be sentenced Sept. 6 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ernest Sawtelle.

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