Thursday, December 13, 2018

Horrific Images Of 5-Year Old Boy Starved By Stepmum For 4 Years

A mum-of-seven has been jailed after nearly starving her five-year-old stepson to death.

Tammi Bleimeyer, from Spring, Texas, was sentenced to 28 years in prison after starving the boy, forcing him to wear a nappy and making him sleep in a grimy closet.

The 37-year-old was found guilty of injury to a child by omission after her horrendous treatment of Jordan Bleimeyer, now nine.

Jordan was forced to sleep in a tiny space underneath the stairs, which was referred to as the "Harry potter room".

The crawlspace had exposed nails and wiring and the boy slept on a small mattress.

Doctors said Jordan had nearly starved to death as he weighed just 29 pounds when he was saved.

Medics compared his severe malnourishment to a Holocaust survivor.

Jordan's father, Bradley Bleimeyer, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to the same charge.

The abuse came to light when Tammi's 16-year-old son reported her to the authorities in 2014.

He told officials that Jordan was being abused by his mother and stepfather, then 24.

Jordan has been reunited with his biological mother while Bleimeyer's other children have been taken into the care of Child Protective Services.

Her newborn has been placed in foster care.