NP Woman Accused of Dumping Hot Soup on 12-Year-Old

Posted 1 month ago

By Scott Carlson

Heather Kinney

Heather Kinney

A North Platte woman has been arrested on a child abuse charge after she allegedly dumped a bowl of hot soup on a 12-year-old boy.

At around 5:00 p.m., on July 13, an officer from the North Platte Police Department responded to a residence in the 1100 block of East 5th after receiving a report of possible child abuse.

Police say 35-year-old Heather Kinney allegedly became angry at the boy for misbehaving and pushed several items off the table, including a bowl of hot soup.

According to Officer Rodney Brown, the hot soup landed on the boy, causing burns and blisters to his neck, shoulders and torso.

Brown said the officer met with Kinney, who had left the residence, and placed her under arrest.

She was processed and released at the Lincoln County Detention for felony child abuse.

The boy’s condition is unknown.


  • Penelope

    Lets do the same to her!

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  • MOTHER OF THE YEAR

    DEADBEAT MOTHER

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    • Heather Kinney

      Really, if I’m such a deadbeat mother as you say I wouldn’t of takin on the responsibility of takin care of my boyfriend’s kids along with mine when he went to jail..if I was such a deadbeat mom, I wouldn’t of takin the responsibility of dealin with our son and his felony charge along with his father..the deadbeat mother is the one who walked out on this lil boy and his sister 5yrs ago..I’m the one that stepped up and became the mother figure to these kids..anyone that knows me, know I protect all my kids and will go to jail for doin so before I would ever hurt them..what happened was an accident and I seriously feel bad for what happened.. so get the info before you start callin me a deadbeat mother cuz not many women would step up and take on everything that I have with his lil boy and his sister

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      • pathetic

        Coming from the “mother” who defended her kid for breaking into a school and said she’d beat the other kids @$$ cuz he deserved it more. You are pathetic. And don’t even deserve the right of motherhood. Children learn by example. And you CLEARLY are not setting a good one. No wonder the boy is troubled as well. I don’t care how mad you were throwing everything off the table is uncalled for. You could have handled things differently. Negative action causes negative results. Grow up be accountable and stop making excuses. It’s people like you that give the good mothers a bad reputation. Loser.

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      • yeah

        You’re a deadbeat who dates guys who go to jail. You were a loser in high school, and you have continuous maintained as such.

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        • hate abusers

          Everyone knows shes full of crap!!! She hatesher boyfriends kids uses her boyfriend for a place to live support her and her kids shes trash to the core lays with who ever will let her discusting nasty trailer trash. She deserves to have cps the district attorney and everyone else that has authority over this case then pull the kids and lock her up but as usual scum walks with the proverbial slap on the wrist completly pathetic! !!!!!!!!

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  • Are you kidding?

    poor kid, i hope karma visits you,,,

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  • Laughter

    Didn’t you guys here the good news!? It’s now okay to drag your child by their ankles and cause rug burn! Mark woodhead got away with it!

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    • …………………..

      Really a rug burn is so darn awful! I would hate to see how much jail my parents would have got in this day and age for the things they did to discipline me.

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      • SMH

        if it were anyone but Woodhead it would have been considered child abuse. We should expect and receive better from someone who works with children on a daily basis within our educational system. Putting your hand on a child is inexcusable behavior from any adult, especially from a “person of trust”. Doesn’t not matter if the child was a “troubled” child or a model student, our children have a right to feel safe in school and not feel as though they are going to manhandled by a grown man, who obviously lost his temper. I can tell you that if it were my child I would be suing the crap out of the school system and would not stop until I had Woodhead’s job.

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  • Heather Kinney

    Really..it wasn’t soup and I didn’t dump it on him so before you start runnin your mouth about my parenting, get the full story.. yes my temper got the better of me but the bowl of noodles wasn’t intended to land on him..just be happy I don’t hit my kids like most..I know my temper and know what damage I could do..so get the full true story before sh** talkin people

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    • #realmother

      you just as well of hit your kids, and i dont know why you are even out of jail to defend yourself on here. it is very sad that you son must walk on eggshells around you. stop defending yourself on here and go do something about it. woah…im surprised at all the excuses you are coming up with, but more so the ones other mothers are coming up with on here. sad sad world.

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  • Kristy Jochum

    Don’t be so fast to pat yourself on the back lady. First your ” temper” injured that boy you claim to mother. than you leave! My heart goes out to that child and any others in your “care” I use that term loosely. I’m not a violent person however if that boy was related to me you’d be receiving a little old school justice! You think your the person to step parent? So you deserve mother of the year? Try again honey, your actions sicken me to the core no matter how you try to spin it.

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  • AHAMED OF YOU

    The noodles he got burnt with weren’t intended to land on him. I mean come one I was just slapping them across the room. She knows what damage she COULD DO? Are you for real Heather? My advice to you is quit typing and trying to justify your your actions because the more you speak the less believable you are. I feel sorry for ALL the children in your care. No one with that little self control should raise kids. Get a grip lady!!

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    • ASHAMED OF YOU

      I use the term “LADY” very loosely :-P

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    • Heather

      Were you there in my dining room when it happened, umm nope..if I was seriously tryin to burn him, I’d use a lighter or cigarette not a bowl of noodles.. you all can talk your talk and gossip all you want..I’m not lowering myself to your level and try to explain myself to you guys..I don’t have to prove sh** to any of you and I won’t waste my time doin so.. BTW if the officer thought that I did this on purpose, why am I not sittin in a cell?? Hmmm exactly my point..continue on with your ” I have no life” gossip and enjoy worryin about mine and my family’s life instead of your own.. yes we do live an interestin one

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      • ASHAMED OF YOU

        You just don’t know when to shut your trap. Thats 50% of your problem and anger issues are the other half. Your so out of control you go around online trying to justify your ABUSE OF A CHILD. Like I said before. Stop while you are ahead. You are NOT helping yourself in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. Actually your doing the opposite but your LACK of self control SPEAKS LOUDLY!!! WAKE UP HEATHER!! You might fool yourself but your not fooling anyone else.

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      • parent of the year award 4u

        “if i was trying to burn him I would use a lighter or a cigarette”, the fact that you could even verbalize the words is disturbing. Who in their right mind would even think that! The state needs to step in and take ALL of those kids away from the two of you. By all Heather, that includes your girls who per your admission have never been in trouble with the law. When your “step” son broke into the school you said you weren’t allowed to discipline him. Probably a good thing if this is how you act when you are not allowed to correct or modify his behavior. A scary thought what you are capable of should you be ALLOWED. Anger management and parenting class might be a good for you to look into. Serious counseling and a really in depth evaluation from a mental health professional. Might not be a bad idea for everyone in your house.

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  • Blah blah blah

    While you’re busy typing away defending yourself, why don’t you google “good parenting” I’m sure you won’t see an article about disciplining with hot soup as a form of good parenting. You are the poster child for white trash….maybe community connections can use your picture for their next “this is your brain on drugs” campaign

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  • YOLO

    Wow! Take all the children away from her and let them get the right tender living care that children need. And the way she’s running her mouth on her makes me wonder how she talks to her kids. Sad sad deal. What’s next?

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    • YOLO

      Tender LOVING care****

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  • 2Wrongs don’t make right ever

    Most who have seen Heather’s rath, know she has nothing but ” pure loathing and hatred for people”, and are not surprised, She is a miserable, malevolent being, incapable of seeing herself as wrong. She has never had a problem saying how much she hates Wades children. Did you hear her use the word “LOVE” in her chats. NO!!! Her boyfriend was arrested about a month ago, wielding a knife at Heather’s boyfriend, according to the paper. Her son breaks into Jefferson. Yeah, you bet shes Mother of the year in her eyes. How about family of the month!!!

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  • pethatic welfare chasers

    Piece of trash. I always am amused when people like this defend their actions. YOU SENT A KID TO THE HOSPITAL…. How can you defend that. I bet my years salary she is a welfare chaser..

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  • Stephanie

    It makes me sad that there are so many people out there that are willing to judge a person when they are not privy to all the information.. Is this a bad situation, yes, did someone get hurt, yes, were all of you there when it happened and know ALL the details…NO. I knew Heather growing up. Did she have a temper ..yes…know what pissed her off the most? I DO. It was people to harmed others for no reason other than pure stupidity and the joy of it. Everyone likes to “Judge” others without really knowing them. I was not there either….however, having known her for years, I have NEVER known her to harm a child out of anger. I HAVE seen her work her butt off to take care of her kids. Is she perfect….no. But then, if all of you look at yourselves, neither are any of you. No one is. Has there EVER been a time that YOU have lost your temper and just got lucky nobody got hurt? I am sure there are some of you that could answer that with a yes. As for those that say she is “White Trash”…really? What makes one “White Trash”? I was a single mother, raising 2 kids on my own, no child support, no help…does that make me “White Trash” also? I was a paralegal for years and know what I learned……Let the Judges do the “judging”. The legal system is there for a reason. This is what they do…let THEM do it.

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    • Mitch

      I’m sorry she does not treat Wades children like they are hers. She doesn’t love them let alone like them. She has problems and needs to get help. She has threatened his kids one several occasions. She isn’t as innocent as you think. She obviously can put up a good front in front of people. She isn’t even a friendly person. Now speaking of the legal system (HHS) they are a joke!!!!

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      • rrrrr

        fffffffff u u c k k u urrrr
        f u u c k k u u
        fffffffff u u c k k u u
        f u u c k k u

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  • pathetic pathetic PATHETIC

    Its so very sad that kids are even aloud with this so called family. It would be so nice if the cps would actually do something for once. They interview the kids which his kids will say how this low life abusive woman truly is and then her kids making her to be mother of the year. And they need to really commit people like thiswho are so on edge about whats gonna happen to them that she changes her story over and over. Do an extensive back ground check on her and serious interviews with character witnesses. I think the law would think twice before they let her off easy. Because in my opinion there is no amount of counseling out there to change such a disturbed and abusive person only thing that would do any good is maximum sentice.

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  • Name

    How do we support the caretaker and the children? Who is there to guide her. We all do the best we can given our situations. Step up!

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  • Fed Up

    What makes me the most sad about reading all of this is the thought that we are fighting bullying in the schools and yet we as adults are bullying each other on public websites daily?????

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