Evansville, Indiana There’s at least one little 2-year-old who didn’t get to go Trick-or-Treating this year and she can thank her mommy’s boyfriend, Kyle Hankins, for that shit. And since this asshole had a history of abuse, she might as well thank her mother as well. She’ll maybe have that chance when she’s released from the burn unit and when her 3rd-degree burns start to heal.
Krystal Lockridge stated she went to bed around the same time as her children, 11pm, but awakened to her 2-year-old screaming around 2am. And with her injuries, I’m sure it was a blood-curdling scream.
It’s reported Krystal jumped out of bed and found her daughter standing in the living room with burns on her face. She was rushed to the local hospital and then transported to the Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati with 3rd-degree burns to her face, shoulders, and neck. Medical professionals are claiming it’s unlikely she’ll ever look the same.
So what the fuck happened?
According to Kyle Hankins, who obviously was playing “care-giver of the year”, little Kayleigh urinated in the bed and he got her up and into a nice warm bath and left her there. That’s when he claims the burns occurred…while she was in the tub. Perhaps he got the water a little too warm, warm enough to cause the most severe burns. Perhaps she turned on the hot water herself and this was a terrible accident. Either scenerio, Kyle Hankins was just being a good guy. (with the exception of leaving a 2-year-old in the bathtub at 2am, alone). But see, as usual, things just didn’t stack up.
Krystal allegedly told her daughter’s father that Kyle had purposefully burned that child. The authorities and medical professionals concurred. And what they found is enough to make ones stomach turn…
Kayleigh had been sleeping in her bed when this happened. They know this because her pillow and top portion of bed were wet. The burns were on her left side of her face, neck, and shoulder with the exception of where the scalding water had run down her little chin reaching the other side. Burning the entire way. She was sleeping. She was also sucking her thumb. This sadistic sack of maggots “allegedly” got a pan full of boiling water, walked into this sleeping child’s room and threw it on her face. More than likely, marring her for life.
The signs of abuse were there. Evansville police say Hankins has been arrest four time since 2005 for battery. Two of those times have been with the 2-year-olds mother.
Tell me, why do these women continue going back? Especially with the risk of that violence escalating to the point of it including their children?
Kyle Hankins is being held without bond for aggravated assault.