What kind of complete and utter sick freak would put his two-month-old baby in the microwave? This one would! Joshua Royce Mauldin of Arkansas said God told him to come and become a preacher in Texas. While looking for a place to live, he was staying in a hotel. It was also in this time that he decided to put his baby in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Then he lied to emergency services staff, saying he’d spilled hot coffee on her. Now he’s saying he put her in the microwave because he was under stress.
She’s been taken away, and doctors at a Shriners burns hospital are trying to figure out exactly what her fate will be. Only 3 other children have been burned in a microwave, so they don’t even know what this will do to her. For now, they’re giving her skin grafts, and she’ll go into foster care if she gets better.
What the hell?!?!?! Stress? My ass! I can understand shaking or throwing a baby because you were under stress. It’s no better, but my mind can make the leap. But this was cold and calculating! He had to put the baby in the microwave, press the buttons and hit start! At any point, even a stressed person can stop and go “Hey! What the hell am I thinking?”
All I can say is I’m glad the baby is out of his hands, and I don’t think being a minister is his calling after all.