Child Scalding Defendants Get 25-Year Sentences

Posted/updated on: October 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm

TYLER – Two defendants in a Tyler child scalding case, Kenneth and Shelley Walker, were sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison each. According to KETK, the couple will begin serving their sentences immediately and will not be eligible for parole until 2025. Kenneth Walker, 55, and Shelley Walker, 60, were taken into custody in February. The couple was convicted Tuesday of placing their 2-year-old granddaughter into scalding water in a bathtub at a house on Aberdeen. The toddler was severely burned on her feet and ankles. She was flown to a Dallas hospital for treatment. The Walkers faced anywhere from probation to life in prison.

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