Tammi Bleimeyer, 37, was sentenced to 28 years in prison after she starved her diaper-clad five-year-old stepson and forced him to sleep in a small closet
A mother of seven was sentenced to 28 years in prison after she starved her five-year-old stepson, forced him to wear a diaper and let him sleep in a small closet.
Tammi Bleimeyer, 37, was found guilty of an injury to a child by leaving on Friday after Jordan Bleimeyer, now nine, was forced to sleep in what the family's Harry Potter Room & # 39; called.
The small crawl space under the stairs had exposed nails and wiring around the solitary mattress.
Doctors said Jordan, who at that time weighed only 29 kilos, was almost starved. They compared his condition of malnutrition with a survivor of the Holocaust.
Bradley Bleimeyer, the father of Jordan, pleaded guilty to the same charge in 2016 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The gruesome case first came to light in March 2014, when the son of Bleimeyer, who was 16, reported her to the authorities.
Bleimeyer broke in court after her conviction. She was found guilty of an injury to a child by omission on Friday
Bleimeyer forced her stepson Jordan Bleimeyer to sleep in what the family's Harry Potter Room & # 39; called. He weighed only 29 pounds when he was rescued by the police (photo)
Jordan was covered with bumps and bruises and heavily underweight. Doctors compared his condition of malnutrition with a survivor of the Holocaust
He said Jordan was being abused by his mother and the 24-year-old stepfather, claiming that the boy was forced to wear a diaper and to sleep in a small cupboard under the stairs.
But Bleimeyer, who was six months pregnant, took Jordan away from home and refused to return when the police showed up.
Researchers then used cell phone records to track down to a nearby motel where, according to KTRK Jordan, they found Bleimeyer.
Jordan was found covered with bumps and bruises and heavily underweight.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where a pediatrician said he had "severe physical violence and usual hunger". had suffered.
Prosecutors later revealed that Jordan only received a slice of bread a day, which was taken out of his hand if he did not eat it fast enough.
Jordan was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from the motel where Bleimeyer took him after her 16-year-old son reported her to the police
Doctors said the boy could be dead within days if he had not been saved.
Prosecutors later revealed that Jordan was not allowed to eat at the dinner table with his brothers and sisters – all of whom were Bleimeyer's children. He only got a sandwich to eat a day, which would be taken away if he did not eat it fast enough.
The boy was also allegedly drugged by his father to keep him quiet when the guests were over.
The 16-year-old step-brother of Jordan also told the authorities that he believed that someone had hit his head against the wall and even stunned him with a Taser.
The teenage son of Bleimeyer said that she and her husband Bradley Bleimeyer, Jordan's father, have abused Jordan. Bradley was sentenced to 15 years in prison
Officials said Jordan's health declined rapidly after Child Protective Services visited Bleimeyer's house (photo) in February 2014
Officials said Jordan's health declined rapidly after Child Protective Services visited Bleimeyer's home in February 2014, the Houston Chronicle said.
CPS had examined the family that year and called home several times.
Bleimeyer was arrested and charged in February 2015. She was convicted on Monday after 10 days of testimony.
She broke into the Harris County Courthouse in Spring, Texas after the verdict was read and two of her biological sons took it.
Bleimeyer went to the Harris County Courthouse in Spring, Texas after the verdict was read and two of her biological sons took the floor.
& # 39; It is no mystery why we are all here, & # 39; said one of the sons in a prepared statement. & # 39; You have made a big mistake and have to face the consequences in the end. & # 39;
& # 39; I am here to ask a rhetorical question how, how could you help your children? The people who should be your pride and joy. & # 39;
& # 39; You have caused me sorrow, anger, confusion, and emptiness. I can not say that I will always be the same emotionally. & # 39;
Jordan has since been reunited with his biological mother Wendy Hall and CPS took custody of the other children of Bleimeyer. Her newborn was given to foster care.