Ebony Merritt is vengeful after her 11-year-old daughter was the victim of a sick prank that had her friends pour hot boiling water on her face while she slept.
Jamoneisha had words with her friends during a sleepover that resulted in them telling her something would happen to her if she fell asleep. After Jamoneisha had gone to sleep, her “friends” without thinking poured hot water on her face which caused serious burns.
Ebony allegedly choked the girl who poured the water over Jamoneisha’s face while punching her 14-year-old daughter in the face for allowing it to happen. Ebony has also made serious threats to daughter’s friend mother.
Source: NY Daily News
Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment.
The victim’s mother Ebony Merritt appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart, spewing obscenities and threats.
“I’m going to cut your face, you f—ing b—h!” Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f—ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”
The burned girl’s mother allegedly choked Aniya over the Monday morning incident and punched her 14-year-old big sister Shawna in the face, according to the Panton family.
“Now I’m getting text messages from her nieces or maybe her cousins,” Shawna said. “It makes me feel scared.”
It seems there’s an online game called the “Hot Water Challenge,” and the 12-year-old took it to the extreme. The prank involves someone pouring hot water on unsuspecting victims.
Ebony is sad and confused to why her friends would do this.
The 12-year-old was arrested and charged with assault.
My heart hurts for Jamoneisha. I hate to see her injuries and scars all over my Newsfeed. She hasn’t even seen the extent of her life-altering injuries because of their severity.
As a father of 2 daughters, I can’t even put into words how this whole story makes me feel or fathom how I would respond. Of the news reports that I read, this was NOT a challenge or a prank! I don’t care what they say.
This was intentional and premeditated. Remember, the young girl who is responsible for this act told Jamoneisha this was going to happen if she went to sleep. That’s premeditated. This young lady is also old enough to know what hot boiling water could do to someone, so she wasn’t clueless and chose to do it anyway.
Now, this baby is scarred for life and, for what?
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