Pittsburg County mother charged with child abuse

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PITTSBURG COUNTY, OK -- A Pittsburg County mother faces charges of child abuse after authorities say she poured gasoline on her daughter's head to treat lice and it caught fire.

Court records say 25-year-old Shana Suggs could face a life sentence if convicted.

According to an affidavit, a space heater ignited the gasoline and burned the 5-year-old girl.

The child suffered second and third degree burns over 60 percent of her body.

Police said the girl is living with relatives following a lengthy stay in the hospital.