Police allege Ritchie dunked the ‘s in the blistering for an unspecified length of time. The exact cause of his death has yet to be determined.


According to police, the child stopped breathing during the night and was found unresponsive Wednesday morning. The boy was pronounced dead not long after being transported to a nearby emergency room, police say.


Police in Ohio have arrested a 25-year-old woman whose 4-year-old stepson died Wednesday hours after she placed both of his legs in hot water to punish him, PEOPLE confirms.