Case of badly burned toddler goes to grand jury

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The case of a toddler who was badly burned in July will go to a grand jury.

According to the girl’s mother, Indaysha Chambers, then 2-year-old Leah Lee was burned on 16 percent of her body. The burns were on her head, back and neck.

Chambers believes Lee’s stepmother is to blame for the burns, which she said occurred while she was giving Lee a bath.

MORE | See what Chambers had to say here.

Lee’s stepmother, Natajua Lee, waived her right to a felony hearing in Buffalo City Court before Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee Tuesday morning.

She is charged with Second Degree Assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

The girl’s father appeared in court, but would not comment on the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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