Fox32Chicago– 3-year-old Deandre Bloomfield remains in the hospital with second and third degree burns. His mother says her son was set on fire by a bully.
“He just wants friends not thinking the worst, that this can happen to him,” Ursula Allen, his mother, says.
The horrific act took place on December 2nd at the 13-year-old suspect’s Staten Island home. Allen says the teen sprayed cologne on her son, who is disabled, and lit a match.
“He was trying to leave, run out of the house but he can’t because he can’t run. He walks with a limp,” Allen says. “That’s when he lit up a match for the second time and that’s when it lit up.”