Mother and boyfriend accused of burning kids with iron

SELMA, Ala. (WIAT) — A mother and her boyfriend are charged with child abuse involving twin toddlers.

Shanetta Tyus, 23, and Gabriel Fikes, 22, are charged with aggravated child abuse, assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. They’re accused of burning Tyus’ 21-month-old twin daughters with a clothes iron.

Selma Police say the toddlers had severe burns all over their bodies. Their injuries are so severe that they’re being treated at Children’s of Alabama’s burn unit.

Copyright 2014 WIAT-CBS42

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