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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.


Uncle arrested in barbecue burning of niece

Girl badly burned at family barbecue

-- Robert J. Lopez

Comments () | Archives (7)

This man is a total monster! I read this one out loud
to my family and we went over the first story when it
broke out and we all agreed that the baby was 4 ft away
from the BBQ and there was no way it was an accident
and now we know that he totally took advantage of a
moment to HARM this little baby girl so he is GUILTY!
We are so thankful that she didnt get more seriously
burned than that and wish her a speedy recovery.

An unbelievably stupid man. One wonders how he has survived 33 years. How could a mother or father entrust such a thoughtless goon with a child? Let's pray God rescues that little girl from her family of imbeciles. Better yet, let's be secular and require Orange County Child Protective Services take custody of her and maybe a family of humans could adopt and raise her.

How awful. People do not think. why they have a brain?
that kid is going to be messed up forever!!!!!!!
i want to cry just thinking about the pain of burn dressing bandage changes and skin grafts and the scar tissue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please put loving prayers for that baby.
Please do not use gasoline to light ANYTHING!!!!!!

Who is still stupid enough to pour gasoline on live charcoal!

How quickly we all judge. The man had a huge fire going and was stupid to put gas on and stupid to toss the container towards his niece but come on- I doubt very much he even thought about where she was. Anyone with fire exploding in their hands tosses it away very quickly without even thinking. I'd be far more willing to bet he felt horrid when he realized where his toss went! Most people love their nieces and nephews and would never purposely hurt them. That's why things are called ACCIDENTS! because they are usually stupid and done in a hurry.

Bluewater, you are a nutbag. Punishment for her injury, yes; intentionally harming the child, no. He's an idiot.

Will he be deported after serving his sentence?


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