THE BRONX — A block party in the Bronx became a huge welcome home celebration for the 11-year-old girl who was burned when a friend poured boiling water on her.
Jamoneisha Merritt was burned on over 85 percent of her body on Aug. 7 when a friend poured scalding water on her as part of a social media inspired prank during a sleepover. She was released from Harlem Hospital a few days ago.
The 12-year-old girl who allegedly poured the boiling water on Jamoneisha has been charged with felony assault.
The "hot water challenge," an internet phenomenon, apparently pushes people to boil water and toss the scalding liquid on unsuspecting victims.