Man allegedly burned toddler with scalding bath

July 21, 2009 (CHICAGO) Michael Barnes, who served more than 20 years for murder, told authorities he needed to clean the little boy as he changed his diaper and admitted the child struggled because the water was too hot.

Barnes roommate is the mother of the 2-year-old boy. She returned home to discover the burns on 30 percent of her son's body.

The toddler was hospitalized Tuesday in serious condition.

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