Documents: Man confesses to burning baby with boiling water

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Newport News, Va. - A Newport News father has been charged after burns were found on a young girl's body, police tell NewsChannel 3.

At about 10 p.m. on April 16 police responded to a home in the 700 block of Antrim Drive to a report of a small child being burned.

The responding officer found significant burns on the 10-month-old girl’s legs, feet, and buttocks.

Medics transported the child to an area hospital for treatment, police say.

The officer notified the department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Child Protective Services (CPS). SVU launched an investigation which revealed that the child’s injuries were the result of hot water in the bathtub.

Police charged the child’s father with one count each of malicious assault and felony child abuse and neglect. He was arrested around 5:30 p.m. on May 9, 2014, at his home.

The father has been identified as 21-year-old Walter Clarence Blackman of the 700 block of Antrim Drive in Newport News.

Court documents say Blackman eventually confessed to a detective that he  dunked his daughter in water, and left her there.


  • Irving

    Fascinating. All of my life, I’ve heard Jesse, Al, “Calupso Louie” and their ilk, telling us that the “whites” are responsible for all of the woes suffered by POE’s (Persons of Oppressed Ethnicity), but here again, like so many other times, the truth is seen. The Champions of the Oppressed never address the REAL danger to blacks people.

  • john doe

    People like this make me sick! I don’t see how people can be so mean to a child. I hope they cut his junk off and is thrown in jail for the rest of his miserable existence.

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