Kansas City, February 11: An infant in Missouri died when her mother mistakenly put her down for a nap in an oven, a prosecutor said on Saturday. Mariah Thomas of Kansas City was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. Court records do not yet show if Thomas has an attorney, and no phone listing for Thomas could be found. US Shocker: Dispute Over How to Chop Onions Turns Deadly as Man Stabs Girlfriend to Death in Indiana, Arrested

Police responded on Friday afternoon to a report of an infant not breathing. A probable cause statement said responders found the child with apparent burns. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The statement said responders were told by a witness that the mother "put the child down for a nap and accidentally placed her in the oven instead of the crib". UK Shocker: Woman Allegedly Raped by Airbnb Guest in London, Accused Promised to Leave ‘Good Reviews’ for Her House

The statement did not offer an explanation about how that mistake was made. "We acknowledge the gruesome nature of this tragedy and our hearts are weighted by the loss of this precious life," Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker said in a statement. "We trust the criminal justice system to respond appropriately to these awful circumstances."

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