A woman is now in jail one week after her boyfriend was arrested for injuring their young child. 22-year-old Candace Sanders has been charged with intentionally or knowingly causing serious injury to her son after failing to act after her boyfriend Trenard Nunley dunked their 3-year-old-son in scalding water.

Sanders said she was not home when Nunley committed the act, but did not take her son until 24 hours after the incident. Nurses at the hospital also say the child was hit with a chair, which left red marks underneath his eye. The child suffered second and third degree burns. Both Nunley and Sanders remain in jail.

KAMC 28 reports the couple originally treated the burns at home by applying carmex and lotion. When it became apparent that was not working, the child was taken to the hospital.