Baby dies after siblings put her in oven, turn it on

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HOUSTON – A baby girl in Houston has died after her two 3-year-old brothers put her in an oven and turned it on, according to KTRK.

Authorities said it happened as the four children were left alone Monday night as their mother went to get a takeout pizza with her boyfriend.

One of the 3-year-old boys placed 19-month-old J’Zyra Thompson in the oven and the other 3-year-old boy turned it on, according to police.

A fourth child was at the home at the time but was sleeping, according to police. The mother of the children, Racquel Thompson, returned home and tried CPR on the baby, but it was too late, according to reports.

The baby died of multiple burns. A grandmother also lived at the apartment complex, but apparently the mother never told her she was leaving.

The three remaining children have been placed in foster care, according to reports. Criminal charges are expected.