Man charged with burning 6-month-old niece at Anaheim barbecue
A man had been charged with two felonies for allegedly pouring gas on barbecue coals, which sparked a fire that severely burned his 6-month-old niece in Anaheim.
Miguel Tellez, 33, was charged in Orange County Superior Court with child endangerment and unlawfully causing a fire with great bodily injury.
He remained in custody Thursday, according to a case summary on the court website.
Tellez is accused of filling a plastic milk container with gas at a family barbecue and pouring the liquid onto the burning coals, police said.
The container exploded into flames, and Tellez tossed it toward the girl, who was in a stroller about 4 feet from the barbecue, according to police. The girl suffered second- and third-degree burns on her legs.
-- Robert J. Lopez