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Wed Apr 27, 2022, 08:50 AM Apr 2022

'Mommy They Lit Me on Fire': CT 6-Year-Old Burned in Horrific Bully Attack, Family Says [View all]

Anjali Hemphill - 1h ago

Heartbreaking photos show a 6-year-old boy from Connecticut covered in burns and bandages in the hospital, after his family said he was set on fire by a bully in a horrific attack.

Most of Dominick Krankall's body is now swollen and bandaged up after the Bridgeport boy suffered second- and third-degree burns to his face and legs on Sunday. The boy's sister, Kayla Deegan, said her brother was playing in the backyard of their home off Louisiana Avenue in the afternoon with other children who live below them.

"As soon as he walked down the stairs, the bully called his name and lured him over around the corner, and in a matter of seconds he came back around the corner screaming, saying 'Mommy, they lit me on fire,'" said Deegan.

She said that an 8-year-old neighbor got into a shed on the property, and he somehow gained access to some gasoline and lighters. That's when the boy called Deegan's little brother over.


( I don't have any words for this. )

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Kids running outside at that age without a parent? jimfields33 Apr 2022 #1
Ummmm. marybourg Apr 2022 #2
I'm glad you agree. jimfields33 Apr 2022 #3
You don't think it's okay to let a 6 yo play in his own backyard w/o an adult hovering every second? Hugh_Lebowski Apr 2022 #8
I was five when I walked a mile to and from school exboyfil Apr 2022 #5
I wish it were as safe now. jimfields33 Apr 2022 #15
had something similar happen to me rurallib Apr 2022 #4
What a close call and a traumatic event. How did your brother turn out as an adult? MLAA Apr 2022 #6
fine rurallib Apr 2022 #7
Whew! So glad he didn't turn into an arsonist or serial killer 😉 MLAA Apr 2022 #10
How horrifying for you...thank goodness your Mom was there and could react so well. BeckyDem Apr 2022 #12
Article says bullys mother XanaDUer2 Apr 2022 #9
Well, that is the issue. What is going on with this kid? BeckyDem Apr 2022 #13
That an 8 year old would even conceive of an attack like that is terrifying. Midnight Writer Apr 2022 #11
That is my take as well..I would not place his behavior under the category BeckyDem Apr 2022 #14
I'm with you on this MissMillie Apr 2022 #17
There was no attack. LisaL Jun 2022 #18
Any of you right-wing "He just needs to toughen up!"-types want to weigh in on this? Aristus Apr 2022 #16
Well, I dunno, but that story appears to be not exactly accurate. LisaL Jun 2022 #19
I'm not surprised the original story got it wrong... lees1975 Jun 2022 #20
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