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Toddler kicked and screamed in pain as killer mother held her down in scalding bath

Lisa Simmons was jailed for 16 years for fatally burning her two year-old daughter Zayanna by holding the screaming toddler in a scalding bath

Lisa Simmons was jailed for 16 years for fatally burning her two year-old daughter Zayanna by holding the screaming toddler in a scalding bath (Pictures: Fox6)

A mother was jailed for 16 years for holding her screaming toddler in a scalding bath until she sustained burns which killed her.

Lisa Simmons, 41, was imprisoned Thursday over the September 2018 death of her two year-old daughter Zayanna at their home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Simmons confessed to investigators that she had held Zayanna in the 120F water for a minute, even though the youngster was kicking and yelling with pain.

The killer mom said she only realized this was because the water was too hot after 60 seconds, and quickly lifted her daughter out.

Investigators said the burns which killed Zayanna were likely to have been inflicted after up to 10 minutes contact with extremely hot water.

The attack which killed Zayanna happened at Simmons' home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last September

The attack which killed Zayanna happened at Simmons home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last September (Picture: Fox6)

After the attack, Zayannas skin began to blister and peel, but Simmons refused to take her to hospital, Fox6 reported.

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The little girl had been returned to Simmons by Child Protective Services four months before her death, and she did not want them to remove her again.

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