NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. -- (KTXL) -- Two North Highlands residents are under arrest for allowing their young daughter to be badly burned in their apartment and then failing to take her to the hospital for 10 days.
Karina Feliz Davis, the toddler's 25-year-old stepmother, was spending her ninth night in jail on Thursday. On Thursday, the 3-year-old's father, 29-year-old John Lolley, stopped running from a warrant deputies have had out for him and surrendered. The couple is now facing felony charges for endangering the life or health of a child.
According to investigators, the toddler was in Davis' care on July 31 when she was left alone in the kitchen of an apartment unit. She somehow pulled down a bowl of hot soup right onto her head. Her third-degree burns are described as "horrific."
"The top of her head, her face, cheeks, chin, lips," said Sgt. Shaun Hampton with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
Davis allegedly treated the little girl at home with aloe vera. Professional medical attention was not rendered until almost two weeks later.
Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies say a request from the public for a welfare check on a child is what led them to discover the toddler in trouble. The young girl has had to have several skin grafts on her head and is still hospitalized.