Caretaking boyfriend PIERRE HAMPTON has been charged with first-degree murder in the scalding death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. I'm not sure I believe the bathtub story, but maybe that's just me. Or maybe these folks just keep their water heater very high.
Murder charged in child's death
By Staff , Memphis Commercial Appeal
Friday, July 31, 2009
A Memphis man has been charged with first-degree murder in the scalding death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son.
Pierre Hampton, 25, is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
According to a police affidavit:
Hampton left Zarkkavvon Craft unattended in a bathtub when he answered the door June 9 at 5995 Summer Sun.
Hampton talked to a man at the front of the house until he heard Zarkkavvon scream.
The boy had been severely burned from the waist down.
Zarkkavvon was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, then transferred to a burn unit in Cincinnati.
He died of his injuries Monday.
Hampton is charged with first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, neglect or endangerment.
-- Hank Dudding