An 11-year-old girl is in stable condition after her friend poured boiling hot water on her, ABC reports. Jamoneisha Merritt was hosting a sleep over in her family’s apartment when her 12-year-old friend, Aniya Grant Stuart, poured water on her around 4am. The girl was asleep on the couch at the time of the incident. She was rushed to Harlem Hospital with serious burns. She was later rushed to the hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.
Jamoneisha’s mother, Ebony Merritt, is infuriated with the one adult that was in the apartment as she feels she did not do enough to prevent the attack. Merritt was talking with prosecutors and the 12-year-old girl was charged with assault after Jamoneisha was rushed to Harlem Hospital’s burn unit. Trying to lift her spirits, Jamoneisha’s family has not shown her a mirror as they don’t want her to know the extent of her burns.