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An 11-year-old was doused with boiling water at a sleepover. Her mother blames an online challenge.

By Alex Horton,

Jamoneisha Merritt, 11, went to sleep Sunday night, near another young girl she believed to be her friend. Now Jamoneisha doesn’t know what her own reflection looks like anymore.

Her shoulders and neck are scarred and bulbous. In one photo from a hospital bed, Jamoneisha’s eyes are shut, her face pink from a layer of skin vaporized by scalding water.

She’s still beautiful to her mother.

Jamoneisha was allegedly attacked by another girl at the sleepover in the Bronx with a cup of boiling water, her mother Ebony Merritt said to local media stations.


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