A 12-year-old girl poured boiling water on a 11-year-old as a prank in NYC, NY Daily News reports.
The 12-year-old who poured the water on Jamoneisha Merritt tried to kill herself afterward.
“My daughter tried to stab herself with a knife,” said mom Shernett Panton, 34, on Thursday. “It was a prank — not a good prank. But after she saw what she did to (Jamoneisha) was really wrong, she tried to kill herself.”
The burned girl’s mother allegedly choked 12-year-old Aniya Grant Stuart afterward, and came to the Panton’s house to threaten Stuart’s mother.
“I’m going to cut your face, you f—ing b—-!” Ebony Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f—ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”
According to Panton, Jamoneisha (who she calls Jamoni) had basically moved into their apartment.
“They always prank each other,” said Panton. “My daughter was sleeping and Jamoni poured cold water on Aniya. My daughter was like, ‘OK, if you’re gonna do a prank on me, I’m gonna prank you back.’”
“But my daughter — I don’t know what she was thinking — boiled hot water and poured it on Jamoni’s face.”
Jamoni was taken to Harlem Hospital for treatment of the burns.
Aniya was under a suicide watch at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center after trying to stab herself.
“What she did was really wrong, but it’s too much right now,” said Panton, 34. “My daughter is 12. Everybody makes mistakes.”
(image via ABC 7 screengrab)